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Charlie Hebdo Mocks Its Murderers

Charlie Hebdo's new edition out Wednesday mocks the Islamist gunmen who murdered many of its staff last week, but also skewers other targets with its usual brand of satire and caricatures. Read More

FIFA to Increase Security After Breach

FIFA said Thursday it was embarrassed that scores of Chileans managed to gate-crash Maracana Stadium before their team’s World Cup match against Spain, vowing to tighten security to avoid a repeat. A crush of fans, many wearing their country’s red jersey, shattered a door to the iconic Rio de Janeiro arena’s media center and swarmed […] Read More

Mandela crowns South Africa’s World Cup as Spain wins

win1 JOHANNESBURG, July 12, 2010 (AFP) – Nelson Mandela joined the football party for Spain’s 1-0 World Cup victory over Netherlands with 700 million people watching, a smiling reminder that his country was in it for more than the game. For just a few minutes, the 91-year-old Nobel laureate was the center of the month long […] Read More

Referee system faces 2014 changes – FIFA

Manuel JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Refereeing at the 2014 World Cup will be radically altered with the possible introduction of goal-line technology and the use of extra officials, a top FIFA executive said on Thursday. Read More

England’s Webb to referee World Cup final – FIFA

Howard JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – England’s Howard Webb will referee Sunday’s World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at Johannesburg’s Soccer City, FIFA said on Thursday. The 39-year-old from Rotherham, in nothern England, has been a FIFA-listed referee since 2005 and the former policeman regularly keeps law and order amongst the top stars of England’s Premier […] Read More

World Cup: Favourites Spain keep feet on ground

Vicente Posted Thursday July 8, 2010 – 1.22pm JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque pleaded with his team to keep their feet on the ground ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final against Holland as even Dutch legend Johan Cruyff backed the European champions to triumph. Del Bosque, whose team reached their first World Cup […] Read More

Spain down Germany to book final date with Dutch

Carles JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - European champions Spain reached a first World Cup final on Wednesday when veteran defender Carles Puyol headed the only goal to beat Germany 1-0 and set up a Sunday night Soccer City title clash against Holland. Read More

Dutch beat Uruguay to reach World Cup final

Arjen CAPE TOWN (AFP) – Real Madrid rejects Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder once again showed the Spanish giants what they are missing as the Dutch dynamos helped book the Netherlands a place in Sunday’s World Cup final. The pair have been in sparkling form in South Africa and their second-half goals within three minutes of […] Read More