South Africa's sports minister denied Thursday that bribes were paid to win the right to host the 2010 World Cup, as FIFA seeks to claw back money from officials facing graft charges in the United States.
Is that FIFA 15? Is that Manuel Neuer? No! That is South Africa’s U-17 side goalkeeper Mondi Mpoto, soaring up th pitchs, like any other outfield player, to provide a pass for one of the forwards, at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Chile.
AFCON 2013 hosts South Africa will be looking to reach their first semi-final in over a decade when they take on AFCON 2012 bronze medalists Mali.
The much awaited final of the World Cup sees the Dutch flair pitted against the Spanish Armada in what promises to be an high octane match. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh gives a detailed preview of the game.
The two losing semifinalist nations, Uruguay and Germany, will lock horns for pride in the third place play-off to be played at Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth. TheHardTackle's Karan Yadav previews the exciting encounter.
The first semi-final between Uruguay and Netherlands was a scrappy affair, with the men in Oranje emerging triumphant to book a place in the final for the first time in 32 years. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh gives a report on the match.
On a day that saw the German devastation of the 'Messiahs' and the Spanish tested by Paraguay, TheHardTackle's Karan Yadav recaps the day's significant and bizarre moments...
The most-awaited encounter of Group G between Brazil and Portugal ended in a goalless stale-mate as both teams were more than happy to secure a single point and a place in Round two. Brazil managed to finish a group game in a World Cup without scoring a goal, the last occurrence of which, was 32 years back.
Day 12 saw a merciful end to a miserable French campaign at the hands of the host, who were also knocked out of the tournament. Nigeria, Africa's last hope of a team in the Round of 16, were denied entry to the next stage by a resolute Korean fightback, while Messi and co. proved to be a handful for the Greeks. Read more to see a summary of the day's highlights.
Hosts South Africa pulled off a magnificent 2-1 victory over former world champions France in their final group match but ultimately missed out on the knockout berth to Mexico due to goal difference. It was a feeling of Déjà vu for France, as 2002 flashed before their eyes as they bowed out of the World Cup without even registering a single win.