South Africa

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.

2010 World Cup build-up – ESPN’s 32 epic works of art

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ESPN is playing the lead role in 2010 World Cup coverage worldwide even leaving the host nation's TV channel way behind. The top commentators...

South Africa 2010 World Cup Squad

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South Africa Coach:  Carlos Alberto Parreira No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club GK Itumeleng Khune 20 June 1987 (aged 22) 25 Kaizer Chiefs GK Moeneeb Josephs 19 May 1980 (aged 30) 16 Orlando Pirates GK Shu-Aib Walters 26 December 1981 (aged...

Group A will be the tightest group this summer

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Much interest is always taken in Group A. Not necessarily because it offers much excitement, but because it offers us the opening game, which...

Why Africa Keeps Appointing European Coaches

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A Brazilian, a Frenchman, a Serbian, two Swedes and, finally, an Algerian. At the 2010 World Cup – the pan-African showcase – there will be...

2010 World Cup Qualification History: Group A

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The honor of being the host country for World Cup 2010 didn’t mean much in the draw for South Africa, as they were drawn...

2010 World Cup ticket nightmares

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If you haven't heard already, tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup are not going as well as planned, particularly with the overseas fans....

A Massive World Cup Qualification Preview

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Watch World Cup qualifiers live here. International press conferences at the best of times tend to be mundane, by the numbers affairs filled with platitudes...

Brazil v South Africa – 2009 Confederations Cup Semifinal

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Watch the Brazil v South Africa semifinal live online - right here. Spain v USA (1st Semifinal) Date: Wednesday 24th June 2009 Venue: Bloemfontein Kickoff: 19:30 GMT Brazil On paper...

The 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa

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Watch the 2009 Confederations Cup live here. The 2010 World Cup promises to be the biggest World Cup ever in terms of Internet coverage -...

2009 Confederations Cup Fixtures

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Watch the 2009 Confederations Cup Live here. The South Africa 2009 Confederations Cup will take place across 4 venues from 14 June to 28 June,...

2009 Confederations Cup Squads

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The 23-man squads for the 09 Confederations Cup are listed below for all 8 participating teams. Group A Iraq Confederation Cup Squad Head coach:  Bora Milutinović No. Pos. Player DoB...