1. World Cup 2010: South Africa Says "Ayoba" To The World

    The word 'Ayoba' has murky origins but what is known is that it originated in South African townships, originally used to express appreciation of good dancing, something that runs deep in the veins of South Africans...

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  2. World Cup 1982: The Greatest Final That Never Was

    Controversy is nothing new in the World Cup. Despite all the outcry. 2010 rates fairly low on the list. While there have been some incredibly bad calls most probably didn't affect the path of the teams...

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  3. 2010 World Cup Final Prediction: Can Holland-Germany Be Revenge for 1974?

    The first World Cup I watched was in 1974: a rag-tag bunch of footballers with long retro '70s hair and their shirts hanging out even before kickoff took the world by storm...

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  4. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars - Watch Out in 2014

    Before South Africa's final group game against France, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner and beaming Bafana Bafana fan, believed that a fairy tale would see the team to the next round...

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  5. Germany vs. Spain FIFA World Cup: Why Germany Will Beat Spain In Semifinals

    Germany has scored four goals in three of their first five games, but also lost to Serbia and struggled to beat Ghana. Since Spain's shocking loss to Switzerland in their opener, they have won all their games without looking entirely convincing...

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  6. World Cup: FIFA's Cowardly Appeals Policy On Yellow Cards to Cheat Ghana

    The FIFA have revealed once again they are hypocritical, gutless cowards. Teams have a right to appeal a yellow or a red card. An appeal made by Ghana for their midfielder Andre 'Dede' Ayew's yellow card in the round 16 game against the U...

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  7. World Cup 2010: Reasons Why Germany Will Beat Argentina

    Germany or West Germany have met Argentina five times in the World Cup finals. The first was in 1958 in the group stage--West Germany won 3-1. They met again in the Group stages in 1966 playing, to a goalless draw...

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  8. 2010 FIFA World Cup: New Rule on Yellow Cards Will Hurt Teams in Round Two

    The new yellow card rules could dramatically alter match-ups in the next two rounds of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In past Finals, the yellow card slate would be wiped clean after the group matches...

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  9. Momentum, Intangibles Should Lead USA To Win Over Ghana

    This USA team reminds me of the 2002 squad that made it to the quarterfinals only to lose 1-0 to Germany in a match where the Americans outplayed the opposition...

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  10. FIFA World Cup 2010: How Good Are Brazil?

    Praise is being heaped on Brazil's performance today, with some calling it the return of "the beautiful game...

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  11. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Why African Teams Struggle in World Cup Play

    After the Ivory Coast secured World Cup qualification in 2006, Didier Drogba led his teammates and begged their fellow countrymen to end a civil war in their homeland. The people listened and Drogba became a national hero for more than just soccer...

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  12. FIFA World Cup 2010: 12 Teams That Can Still Make It To the Semifinals

    In the World Cup, it is far more important how a team finishes rather than how it starts. No team can play or has ever played seven great games in winning the Cup. A team needs luck on the day they have an average game...

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  13. FIFA World Cup 2010: Bafana, Bafana, What Happened To You Yesterday?

    Bafana, Bafana, you broke my heart. Where was the team that came alive against Mexico and almost beat them? Yesterday, that team was nowhere to be seen. Yesterday, you looked like the team that is ranked 83rd by FIFA...

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  14. World Cup 2010 Group A Preview: Mexico vs. France

    The second round of matches starts Wednesday with South Africa - Uruguay followed by Mexico - France on Thursday. With all four teams tied at one point apiece victory will be essential to be in the driver's set for advancing...

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  15. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Enough Whining and Negativity about South Africa

    It started as soon as the 2006 World Cup in Germany ended; "The stadiums won't be ready, there's too much crime, it's too far away, they should be spending the money to alleviate poverty instead...

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  16. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Why FIFA Rankings Aren't Very Relevant

    Much has been made of South Africa's current FIFA ranking of 83 being the lowest of any team in World Cup history...

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  17. South Africa vs. Uruguay World Cup 2010: Bafana Ready To Dance

    In my group preview before the first game was played I suggested any of the four teams in Group A could win the group while any of the four could equally finish last. Nothing from the first round of games suggests any different...

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  18. 2010 FIFA World Cup Group E Preview: Cameroon, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands

    Cameroon Cameroon has more experience in the World Cup than any other African nation and they bring a mix of youth and experience that should hold them in good stead...

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  19. 2010 FIFA World Cup Group D Preview: Germany: Serbia: Ghana: Australia

    Group D Germany, Ghana, Serbia, Australia Germany is frustratingly predictable; steady, organized and efficient they always find a way to win when others like England and Holland always seem to find a way to lose...

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  20. World Cup Teams: Top 10 Spectacular Failures

    We celebrate the winners and tend to forget the losers. All but one team will lose but there are some that stand out because their either habitually lose or because their loss exceeds the bounds of merely not winning...

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  21. Mexico vs. South Africa 2010 Report: Tie Game To Start Things Off

    The moment had finally arrived. Speeches were made, anthems were sung and the 2010 World Cup was finally ready to start. Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace winner was his usual beaming self clad in assorted Bafana Bafana regalia...

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  22. 2010 FIFA World Cup: 10 Young Players Who Will Have an Impact

    Every World Cup produces a slew of new stars who set the world alight on the biggest stage. Most notable was Pele in 1958 when he scored a hat trick in the semi final and two more ...

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  23. South African Team Profiles

    Bafana Bafana player profiles. Itumeleng Khune (Goalkeeper) Acrobatic goalie and established No. One. Brilliant save of David Villa penalty in Confederations Cup established his pedigree...

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  24. 2010 FIFA World Cup Group B Preview: Argentina, Greece, Nigeria, South Korea

    Group B Argentina, Greece, Nigeria, South Korea This appears to be one of the easier groups to pick. I can’t see any of these teams stopping Argentina from winning the group...

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  25. World Cup 2010 Previews: South Africa's Secret Weapons

    A few months ago things looked grim for the South African soccer team.They were floundering with a string of poor performances including a 1-0 loss to Iceland...

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