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Eriksson surprised at African teams’ early Cup exits

The early elimination of five of the six African teams in the Soccer World Cup has surprised Côte d'Ivoire coach Sven-Göran Eriksson.

North Korea and Côte d’Ivoire: off the pitch

North Korea face off against Côte d'Ivoire in the World Cup. But what is the game like off the pitch for these two struggling nations?

Getting too big for their boots

The advancement of football in Africa is being hamstrung by the gigantic egos of star players.

Parreira: I’m proud of my team

The dream of so many South Africans ended in an emotionally charged farewell for Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira on Tuesday.

Japan coach Okada wins breathing room

Eleven games into the tournament and Ghana remains the only African team to have won a match after Cameroon slumped to a 1-0 loss to Japan.

Ellis Park turns Little Argentina

Two of football's biggest stars, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi helped Argentina to hold on to a 1-0 win against Nigeria on Saturday.

World Cup is ‘a dream come true’

South African fans declared their undying hope for Bafana Bafana on Friday night, encouraged by its draw against Mexico in the opening match.

Caster: To run or not to run?

Have gender tests cleared champion athlete Caster Semenya or not?

Uruguay can prosper against fragile French

Uruguay will fancy their chances when they meet former world champions France at Cape Town's Green Point Stadium in the second match of the World Cup.

Bafana will have to play like men possessed

Good, bad or Benni, Carlos Alberto Parreira has made his final squad selection. <b>Phathisani Moyo</b> assesses the chosen 23.

Nearly one in four plants in SA is under threat

South Africa has become the first of the world's mega-diverse countries to assess fully the status of its entire flora -- a staggering 20 456 species.

Benni axed from World Cup squad

Benni McCarthy has been chopped from the final Bafana Bafana squad that will represent South Africa at the Soccer World Cup.

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