Nick Reeves

World Cup boost for South Africa

South Africa's position as frontrunner to host the 2010 World Cup was confirmed on Tuesday after the publication of Fifa's inspection report into the five African nations vying to host the competition. World football's governing body concluded that South Africa has the potential to organise ''an excellent'' World Cup.

Senna vs Prost: Champions in conflict

Ayrton Senna's career was punctuated by its fierce rivalry with Alain Prost -- a feud driven by ambition and personality that at its peak reached an intensity rarely seen in a sporting arena. As Sunday's 10th anniversary of the Brazilian's death approaches Prost has spoken candidly about his rocky relationship with Senna.

Beckham-deprived Real still bullish

A David Beckham-deprived Real Madrid travel to Monaco on Tuesday for their Champions League quarterfinal second leg confident of completing the job they started at the Bernabeu a fortnight ago. Real are firmly in the driving seat after overcoming Didier Deschamps's side 4-2 in Madrid.

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