June 3 – Fikile Mbalula dismisses allegations that the country paid out bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup.
(WFI) A FIFA report says at least five matches in South Africa leading up to 2010’s World Cup were probably fixed.
8/6/2010 World Football Insider’s James Corbett gives his insights on today’s CONCACAF meeting and FIFA’s rules of engagement for the bidding nations and offers his first impressions from Johannesburg.
6/5/2010 Six years after tearfully lifting the World Cup trophy to celebrate South Africa landing the 2010 tournament, Nelson Mandela today laid his hands again on world football’s greatest prize.
9/4/2010 FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says South Africa’s stadiums are now ready for the World Cup and organisers have “done the maximum” to ensure the highest level of security for the tournament… Official 2010 World Cup ticket launched in Soweto.
8/4/2010 FIFA admits that no more than a “few hundred thousand people” will be able to see 2010 World Cup matches in 3D TV this summer, when it rolls out the technology at 25 games. WFI’s James Corbett reports from London.
11/3/2010 England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney greets the arrival of the World Cup trophy on English soil; Coca-Cola executive says that the trophy’s 83-country tour is about sharing the “magic” of the World Cup. WFI’s James Corbett reports on the scene in London.
1/3/2010 South Africa World Cup officials come under heavy fire for the problems preventing completion of the playing surface at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit. Osasu Obayiuwana reports from South Africa.
10/2/2010 UEFA deal with Germany’s public broadcasters ensures free-to-air coverage of 27 matches… Coca-Cola’s World Cup marketing drive will be its “most comprehensive ever” campaign… World Cup coaches gather for Team Workshop in South Africa
24/12/09 World Cup organizers lift the veil of secrecy to claim tournament final venue is “98% complete”, but World Football Insider investigation casts grave doubts on whether Jo’burg stadium will be ready by February deadline.