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World Cup 2010 - South Africa
The South African flag at Soweto football stadium

The world football authority, Fifa, promises the best World Cup yet in South Africa this June. Paul Myers is there to report for RFI, while our features and other reports look at the football, the social issues and the background.

From our reporter
12/07/2010 - World cup blog

Spain wins with a goal, Netherlands win foul count

Just when you’re expecting a festival of football, you end up with a bloodbath. I assumed on Sunday that football would be the winner.
11/07/2010 - world cup blog

Football will win out in a final for the purists

I don’t often have the chance to use this phrase so I’ll exploit the moment. And then there were two. That feels better.
11/07/2010 - world cup blog

Germany tipped as the end nears

The end is nigh. Saturday sees the third place play off between Uruguay and Germany in Port Elizabeth. I’m going for the Germans in that one. Mainly because I want to see a fabelhaftes Tor.
09/07/2010 - World Cup blog

Revealed! 2014 World Cup symbol

While Fifa chief Sepp Blatter says South Africa has done so well for the World Cup it should host the Olympics, Brazil is upping the hype for the 2014 football extravaganza.
08/07/2010 - World Cup blog

Brazil talks up 2014 World Cup after Durban's air traffic fiasco

Brazilian big guns Romario, Carlos Alberto Parreira and Ricardo Teixeira promised "airports, airports, airports" for 2014,

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Radio features
The World Cup covered in four capitals
19/06/2010 - African Media
World Cup Football – Out of Africa?
20/06/2010 - Sports Insight
20/06/2010 - Sound
Give me my World Cup with some music and chilli
13/06/2010 - Culture in France
African legends get World Cup fever
13/06/2010 - Sports Insight
French team prepares for World Cup
06/05/2010 - Sports Insight
South Africa braces itself for kick-off
18/05/2010 - Crossroads
South Africa's 2010 World Cup - One Goal
18/04/2010 - Sports Insight
Debate: Africa's first World Cup
05/04/2010 - Crossroads
World Cup on France 24