Reuters Soccer Blog

World Cup podcast – day 3

June 13, 2010

Welcome to our Reuters podcast on day three of the World Cup. Today’s brief encounter contains expert comment from Brian Homewood, Paul Radford, Theo Ruizenaar and Mark Gleeson plus a bit of fun at the expense of FIFA at the end.

Community Blog: Whatever the cost

By Reuters Staff
June 13, 2010

PlkfanparkScores of Bafana Bafana fans made their way to the Polokwane Fan Fest area in a public demonstration of utter patriotism.

A South Africa rugby match is a whole other world

June 12, 2010

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The contrast between the highly-controlled environs of the soccer World Cup venues and the likes of Cape Town’s Newlands stadium, home to a South Africa v France rugby test on Saturday, was marked.

Soccer World Cup – live

June 11, 2010

Welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup in South Africa. Join us here for live updates and on-the-spot colour from every game and the times inbetween.

from Africa News blog:

Community Blog: Power cut dampens township’s World Cup mood

By Reuters Staff
June 11, 2010
SOUTH-AFRICANwabisa Ingrid Jamekwana writes from Khayelitsha township on the outskirts of Cape Town on the difficulties of watching the World Cup there.

The excitement is here in the townships too. We have our flags, our caps, our second hand sport shirts. All that is missing are the games.

Community Blog: Street traders get paid

By Reuters Staff
June 11, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/Street traders in Port Elizabeth seem to be raking in the benefits of being a host city in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Known as the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth’s street traders said this week they too were enjoying the business boom brought by the tournament.

I’m not one to blow my own trumpet…

June 10, 2010

My vuvuzela is a glorious item – 70 cm of shiny plastic in the colours of the South African flag with the potential to deafen anyone nearby with the “sound of a herd of elephants”.

The missing World Cup XI

June 10, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/You could go for a three-pronged attack of Nani, Didier Drogba and Arjen Robben. How about Michael Ballack, David Beckham, John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien in your midfield? And build your defence around Rio Ferdinand.

Community Blog: The “other” World Cup!

By Zaheer Cassim
June 10, 2010

 

SOCCER-WORLD/In townships throughout South Africa, young boys and girls first learn to play football in the streets. And as fans and footballers from across the globe gather here for the 2010 World Cup, the townships are also vying for the world’s attention.In Alexandra township, which stands across the motorway and the skyscrapers of its more glamorous cousin Sandton, this world cup promises to bring something positive to the community. 

Joburg goes crazy for Bafana Bafana

June 10, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/What started as a hunt for Mexican fans became a front row seat to one of the greatest street parties ever seen in South Africa as World Cup fever cranked up several notches on a sun-kissed afternoon in Johannesburg yesterday.