World Cup

Maradona treated by medics after dramatic Argentina win

Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona required medical treatment after his former team’s dramatic 2-1 World Cup win over Nigeria in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Photos shared online showed an exhausted-looking Maradona sitting in an armchair while being treated by paramedics, one of whom seemed to be checking his pulse. Argentinian[…]

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DA to submit PAIA application over 2010 World Cup

A Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application will be submitted on Thursday by the Democratic Alliance for all documents relating to the decision to pay former Concacaf president Jack Warner $10m. The party’s sports and recreation spokesperson Solly Malatsi said in a statement that the application would be[…]

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Ex-FIFA executive Blazer admits to taking bribes

A former executive committee member of football’s global governing body FIFA told a US judge in 2013 that he took bribes in connection with the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, according to a partial release of his testimony. US prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed the transcript of the 2013 hearing in US[…]

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Don’t speculate on 2010 bribe individuals: Mbalula

Ongoing media speculation about government paying a bribe to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup played into the hands of those seeking to tarnish South Africa’s good name, Sports Minister Fikile Mbabula said on Sunday. In a statement, Mbalula said: “We reject these falsehoods with the contempt they deserve. As[…]

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CSA: Philander was fit

Cricket South Africa have finally responded to claims of political interference in the selection of Vernon Philander in the World Cup semi-final. The CSA board issued a statement after CEO Haroon Lorgat the CSA commissioned certain board directors to conduct a factual examination of the team selection process for the[…]

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SA cries after Proteas fire put out

It was a devestating day for South Africans as the world’s number one ODI team crashed out of the showpiece event during Tuesday’s dramatic Cricket World Cup semi-final clash between South Africa and New Zealand. New Zealand was able to reach their maiden CWC final after a four wicket victory over[…]

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Footballers rep denies winnings donated to Gaza

Germany and Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil’s representative has denied claims that the star was set to donate his £350,000 [$600,000] World Cup winnings to the children of Gaza following his country’s triumph in the global spectacle. “The claim that Mesut donated money to Gaza is not true,” said the midfielder’s[…]

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