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Published: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:06:00 GMT

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Valcke: Legacy is supporting South African football

Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:06:00 GMT

FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and the Chairman of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Legacy Trust Danny Jordaan spoke about the ongoing support that South Africa 2010 is bringing to football development in the country.

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2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust presents first beneficiaries

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:51:00 GMT

Following a four-month public application phase, the board of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust under chairman Danny Jordaan has approved the first 973 beneficiaries for a total amount of ZAR 56 million.

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Blatter salutes Mandela on 94th birthday

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:44:00 GMT

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written to Nelson Mandela to send him his best wishes as he turns 94 and praise the former anti-apartheid activist for his role in South Africa's hosting of a memorable FIFA World Cup.

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Inaugural board meeting kicks off 2010 Legacy Trust

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:20:00 GMT

Following today’s inaugural board meeting at SAFA House in Johannesburg, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust is now in operation.

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Stadiums legacy boosting South Africa

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:27:00 GMT

Derided as 'white elephants' by their critics, the impressive stadiums built last year's FIFA World Cup continue to pay dividends for South Africa, as reveals.

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Cape Town Green Goal 2010 Legacy Report released

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:38:00 GMT

A year after the final whistle blew on the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, host city Cape Town’s award-winning environmental programme, Green Goal 2010, is in the spotlight again.

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Media vote FIFA World Cup as Best Press Facility of 2010

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 14:14:00 GMT

The FIFA World Cup has been voted as having the Best Press Facility of 2010 in an online poll conducted by the International Sports Press Association.

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400 clubs to receive share of 2010 FIFA World Cup benefits

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:39:00 GMT

FIFA is pleased to announce that 400 clubs affiliated from 55 Member Associations around the globe are set to obtain a share of the benefits from the successful staging of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

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Golden awards for top FIFA World Cup Trio

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:43:00 GMT

At the adidas World of Sports ceremony on Tuesday, Diego Forlan, Thomas Muller and Iker Casillas received their trophies for the individual awards they won at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

Study reveals tourism impact in South Africa

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 17:28:00 GMT

A new study found that of the 300,000 plus that visited South Africa during the FIFA World Cup, 90 per cent would consider visiting again in the future and nearly all were willing to recommend the country to their friends and relatives.

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Valcke: South Africa set a new benchmark

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:19:00 GMT

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke was among the speakers at a media conference which followed the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee board meeting in Johannesburg today. 

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South Africa’s FIFA World Cup – a success at home and abroad

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 08:59:00 GMT

A number of post-FIFA World Cup surveys carried out by FIFA have proven that both South Africans and visitors to the country consider the tournament an overwhelming success.

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Presidential letters stress legacy

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:48:00 GMT

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and Jacob Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa, have highlighted the FIFA World Cup's positive impact in a warm exchange of letters.

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The FIFA World Cup in pictures and videos

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:18:00 GMT

What better way to relive the 2010 FIFA World Cup thank to take a few moments flicking through our hundreds of exclusive photos and videos from the month-long tournament?

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South Africa 2010: The Interviews

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:02:00 GMT

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, some of the tournament's biggest names spoke to Here, we look back at a selection of what they had to say.

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South Africa festival paves way for Brazil 'festa'

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT

As the curtain came down on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, anticipation levels were already beginning to build for Brazil 2014.

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South Africa 2010 in numbers

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:36:00 GMT takes a look through the statistics that matter, including records broken and top performers, in our look back at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. 

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A tournament of firsts

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 03:13:00 GMT

South Africa 2010 was bursting with unprecedented events in a whole range of areas, from team results to player landmarks. now takes you through a full list of firsts.

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Pride for Africa as Spain strike gold

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:16:00 GMT

The 19th FIFA World Cup ended with a first triumph for Spain but the host nation had equal reason to celebrate. reviews South Africa 2010.

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South Africa wins hearts

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:49:00 GMT

After quieting all of the naysayers, South Africa is ready to use the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a springboard to even greater achievement in the future.

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Blatter: Mandela’s dream realised

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:02:00 GMT

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has praised South Africa, it's people and former President Nelson Mandela at the post-FIFA World Cup™ press conference at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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Ramos crowned as La Roja conquer

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:05:00 GMT

Sergio Ramos has topped the Castrol Index at the end of a FIFA World Cup in which Spain's outstanding defence provided the foundation for a first-ever world title.

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South Africa 2010: 32 teams, 32 stories

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:13:00 GMT

Join as we take a look back at all of the 32 sides that contributed to the football extravaganza that was South Africa 2010.

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Muller claims two coveted crowns

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 22:14:00 GMT

Thomas Muller has been named as the Hyundai Best Young Player for his performances at South Africa 2010, while his five goals and three assists saw him also claim the coveted adidas Golden Shoe.

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Madiba wows crowd at Soccer City

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 18:26:00 GMT

Nelson Mandela was man of the hour as he joined a host of other celebrities in a packed Soccer City crowd in Johannesburg on Sunday night.

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Adams: The Final's the Live Aid of football

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 12:56:00 GMT

In South Africa for a series of concerts, Canadian rock royalty Bryan Adams told of his passion for football and his thoughts on the Final.

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Soccer City pitch primed for showpiece

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 22:21:00 GMT

The Soccer City pitch on which the world title will be decided is in pristine condition thanks to the expertise of a dedicated team of groundstaff.

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Festival's final day lives up to hopes

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 17:52:00 GMT

The Football for Hope Festival concluded on Saturday with two finals played, the FIFA Fair Play Award handed out and the teams from around the world saluting each other and the people of Alexandra township.

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Weah: Africa can be inspired

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:46:00 GMT

Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah reflects on how this FIFA World Cup™ has inspired the whole of Africa even if the continent's teams proved a disappointment.

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Alex's story finally in focus

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 18:12:00 GMT

With the arrival of the Football for Hope Festival, the township of Alexandra - so often in the shadow of Soweto - had been thrust into the spotlight.

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Zakumi's non-stop journey nears its end

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 17:25:00 GMT

As the FIFA World Cup Final approaches, the tournament's official Mascot, Zakumi, is continuing to tour South Africa - and further afield - to spread the tournament's joy.

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adidas Golden Ball nominees announced

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 11:15:00 GMT

The FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke and adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer today officially announced the 10 nominees for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ adidas Golden Ball.

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Best Young Player shortlist announced

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:23:00 GMT

FIFA's Technical Study Group announced the shortlist for the prestigious Hyundai Best Young Player Award, with Thomas Muller, Giovani Dos Santos and Andre Ayew the trio featured.

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The adidas Golden Ball: a look back

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:05:00 GMT

The adidas Golden Ball is just days away from being announced. takes a trip down memory lane to recall previous winners of the accolade.

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Uniting a nation

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:34:00 GMT

Since the end of apartheid and the beginning of South Africa’s historic democracy in 1994, it has been sport that has been instrumental in uniting a nation.

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Stars come out for Football for Hope

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:02:00 GMT

The likes of Christian Karembeu and Anthony Baffoe took the pitch in front of thousands of delighted fans in Alexandra township on Thursday in support of the Football for Hope Festival.

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Sowetans reaping FIFA World Cup benefits

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 14:51:00 GMT

As tourists flock to Jonannesburg's famed township of Soweto, the people of the area are earning both financial and cultural rewards.

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Experts review Africa's ambassadors

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 08:26:00 GMT

Specialists on each of the six African teams at South Africa 2010 take a look at what went wrong and right for the continent's representatives.

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Fair Play to the fore in Alexandra

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 08:23:00 GMT

Togetherness and Fair Play are the key ingredients of the Football For Hope festival, which is being held on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

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Blatter adds handprints to Mandela canvas

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 19:27:00 GMT

The FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, added his handprints to the Mandela Legacy Canvas in Cape Town on Tuesday.

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Merkel: South Africa should be really proud

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 14:59:00 GMT

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks exclusively to about her admiration for the FIFA World Cup's South African hosts and delight at the performances of Joachim Low's young side.

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Creativity to the fore in goal celebrations

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 13:30:00 GMT and Coca-Cola bring you access to the best goal celebrations from South Africa 2010 and classics from other FIFA World Cups™.

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A fond farewell

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 09:39:00 GMT

In an extensive show of support, South Africans came out in their thousands to bid a fond farewell to the Ghanaian national team on Sunday.

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Alexandra the winner of Festival

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 08:32:00 GMT hears how the Football For Hope Festival will provide long-term benefits for the disadvantaged communities in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra.

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Semi-finals that shook the world

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT

As the Netherlands prepare to face Uruguay, and Germany gear up to tackle Spain, looks back at some of the most thrilling last-four jousts from years gone by.

Presidents praise ‘lasting legacy’

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 16:14:00 GMT

The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter have spoken to about their hopes for the future of social development in South Africa, Africa and the world.

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Blatter thanks President Zuma

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 15:34:00 GMT

In recognition of his “wonderful cooperation”, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter presented a painting by the artist Romero Britto to the South African President Jacob Zuma.

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All the right moves

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 12:34:00 GMT's Move of the Day section showcases all the best examples of top-class individual technique exhibited by the biggest names in FIFA World Cups™ present and past.

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Video bringing the action closer

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 11:51:00 GMT

From match highlights to a Mick Jagger interview via a visit to Robben Island, get the best of South Africa 2010 with's exclusive video coverage.


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Black Stars enjoy audience with Mandela

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 17:46:00 GMT

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela has entertained the Ghana team in his Johannesburg home the day after their dramatic 2010 FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final defeat against Uruguay.

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People power reigns at Fan Fests

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 17:37:00 GMT

After being attended by 18 million people four years ago, FIFA Fan Fests are back and bigger than ever. went along to find out just why they are so popular.  

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