The South African soccer team style their play on the South Americans' carefree approach to the game, but can't mirror their discipline.
After Bafana Bafana lost 5-0 to Brazil, the president was booed by the crowd as he walked on the pitch to hand over the hosting of the next World Cup.
Coach Gordon Igesund says Bafana Bafana will build on last year's performance against Spain, which resulted in a historic win, when they play Brazil.
Hosting the five-times world football champions in an international friendly is bound to be a spectacle, even if they show up Bafana.
Coach Gordon Igesund has named his "strongest squad bar none" to face Brazil in a friendly international football match at FNB Stadium in early March.
Safa says Gordon Igesund will remain Bafana Bafana's coach but will face a technical committee to explain the team's early exit from Chan.
Resignations and pressure to win every single match has sparked a soccer coaching merry-go-round.
Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is due in court in March after having been caught speeding in Centurion on Friday night.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, PSL head Irvin Khoza and Safa president Danny Jordaan need to work together to save South African football.
Fikile Mbalula calls Bafana losers, President Jacob Zuma gives politicians a R45-million pay hike, and a tiny rabbit in Madiba's ear causes a stir.
The hysterical reaction to Bafana Bafanaâ€™s early exit from the African Nations Championship reflects longstanding frustration with the team.
The current administration and the national soccer team are similar in more ways than one. For starters, they both shoot but hardly ever score.
Following Bafana Bafana's loss to Nigeria at the African Nations Championship, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has called their performance "useless".
Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has expressed his disappointment after Nigeria beat the national team 3-1 in the African Nations Championship match.
South Africa's national team has a real chance of winning Chan 2014, but they must first overcome the Nigeria jinx.
Chan's organisers say ticket sales for Chan haven't been great but they are hoping it will improve as the tournamnet progresses.
Bafana Bafana's African Nations Championship group A clash against Mali has ended in a one-all draw.
Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has made four changes to his team for the African Nations Championship game against Mali.
Bernard Parker, who scored two goals against Mozambique, says coach Gordon Igesund's motivational talk during half-time helped save the game.