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Hosts of the 2010 World Cup, South Africa was banned from international football by FIFA from 1966 to 1990. After the ban was lifted, their first ever World Cup appearance came in 1998 where they made their exit after they failed to progress to the next round. Their result in their next two appearances wasn’t much different either, they failed to go beyond the first round in 2002 and 2010.

Their biggest international success came when they took the trophy home in the 1996 African Cup of Nations. They were runners up in 1998 and third position holders in 2000. Also, they secured fourth place in the 2009 Confederations Cup.

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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2016’s last international break provided the setting for the most recent stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches...

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy

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FIFA opted for a newfangled, alternative selection to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. No other continent other than Africa would have been contemplated...

Development of African Football: How is Europe & Asia Helping?

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Despite remaining only a minority in European football, African footballers have impacted the game in our continent in a way which exceeds merely providing...
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Win Three African Cup of Nations 2013 Home Shirts

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Soccerlens has teamed up with Puma to give away three African Cup of Nations replica home shirts for answering one simple question. See details inside.
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Capturing the nature of the African Cup of Nations

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The African Cup of Nations has kicked off and the title is being contested among 16 nations. Puma tries to capture the nature of the event with videos and interviews.

World Focus: South African Premier Soccer League

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After the passion and enthusiasm shown by South African natives in the recent World Cup, this year's ADSA Premier Soccer League is bound to...

Tottenham signing Bongani Khumalo aims for starting berth

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Bongani Khumalo, a South African international and 23 year old central defender, has signed £1.5m to move to Tottenham in the January transfer window...

FIFA Finally Break In The Battle Over Goal-Line Technology

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It would finally appear that FIFA, an organisation which prides itself on it's self-preserving atavism and sub-glacial rates of progression, have finally accepted that...

South Africa May Be Bullied Out Of ‘Bafana Bafana’ Nickname

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Due to an ongoing copyright dispute, the South African national football team may be forced to drop the Bafana Bafana (which translates as 'the...

World Cup News: Spain Are The Campeones Del Mundo!

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Good morning everyone and welcome to the daily World Cup column on Soccerlens. Spain are deserved campeones del mundo, Andres Iniesta is officially better...

Mandela Family Unhappy With FIFA Pressure

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After speculation to the contrary, South African icon Nelson Mandela did attend the World Cup final last night. However, it would appear...

World Cup 2010……What A Load Of Balls!

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So here we are....2 weeks and 48 games into South Africa 2010 and if I had to sum up the World Cup so far...