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Andrew Cawthorne

Andrew Cawthorne

    Orange and red fan armies battle to be best
    Orange and red fan armies battle to be best
    Hordes of orange-clad Dutch fans and red-bedecked Spaniards were battling it out in Johannesburg to see who could sing the loudest, drink the most...
    Africa weeps, semifinals beckon
    Africa weeps, semifinals beckon
    Millions of African fans mourned the agonising exit of Ghana, their last hope for World Cup glory, while four more nations stepped up to battle on...
    Spain and Paraguay in quarters, Fifa sorry
    Spain and Paraguay in quarters, Fifa sorry
    Spain and Paraguay squeezed into the World Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday while Fifa boss Sepp Blatter apologised for two colossal refereeing...
    Knockout games start, US out for revenge
    Knockout games start, US out for revenge
    The do-or-die stage of the World Cup starts on Saturday with the United States plotting to dash African dreams and Uruguay hoping to extend Latin...
    French in chaos, Italy held by New Zealand
    French in chaos, Italy held by New Zealand
    Protesting French players boycotted training on Sunday while on the pitch lowly New Zealand sensationally held World Cup holders Italy and Paraguay...
    Latin Americans shine at Cup, African gloom deepens
    Latin Americans shine at Cup, African gloom deepens
    Diego Maradona's Argentina lit up the World Cup with its first hat trick on Thursday while fellow Latin Americans Mexico humiliated European...
    Group F dishes up a few surprises
    Group F dishes up a few surprises
    Holders Italy came from behind to avoid an upset against Paraguay on Monday but unfancied Japan broke African hearts with their first Soccer World...
    Messi torments Nigeria in Argentina win
    Messi torments Nigeria in Argentina win
    World player of the year Lionel Messi lived up to his billing with a wonderful performance in Argentina's 1-0 win over Nigeria to confirm the South...
    Divided Venezuelans march for, against Chávez
    Divided Venezuelans march for, against Chávez
    Thousands of Venezuelans marched on Saturday in protests against President Hugo Chávez while thousands of his supporters held their own rallies, a...
    Kenyan forces again accused of torture, rape
    Kenyan forces again accused of torture, rape
    Security forces tortured scores of men and raped a dozen women in a sweep against the mainly ethnic Somali population of remote north-east Kenya...
    Kenya mourns, frets over 131 dead in disasters
    Kenya mourns, frets over 131 dead in disasters
    Kenya began a week of mourning on Monday for at least 131 people who died in a petrol tanker blaze and another fire in a Nairobi supermarket that...
    Somalia a nation in ruins, says rights group
    Somalia a nation in ruins, says rights group
    Somalia is a shattered nation, the most dangerous place on earth for aid workers and the scene of horrific abuses by combatants on all sides of the...