17/6/2010 World Cup organisers face problems as energy workers prepare to “cross the line” and bring South Africa’s power infrastructure to its knees… Minister puts spin on visitor numbers… Opening round of group games produces lowest goal tally in World Cup history. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Pretoria.
16/6/10 An uninspiring Brazil overcome a spirited and skillful North Korean side in Johannesburg… Pre-match chaos as power supply problems hit stadium, causing turnstiles to shutdown and crushes outside Ellis Park. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Ellis Park.
15/6/2010 South African government takes special measures to ensure fresh strikes by stewards at World Cup venues do not cause further disruption… Cape Town football fan sparks security scare at FIFA Fan Fest… BBC looks to silence vuvuzelas… FIFA dismisses concerns over attendances… More inside
14/6/2010 New scapegoats sought as travel and crime chaos fail to materialise… The extent of Match’s problems laid bare at opening ceremony where some corporate suites stand empty. WFI’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg.
12/6/2010 After 16 years away from a tournament for which he provided some of its most defining moments, Diego Maradona is back at the World Cup, this time in the manager’s dug out. WFI’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg’s Ellis Park.
(WFI) Reporters who covered the Confederations Cup in South Africa say they were generally satisfied with the media facilities and services made available, claiming only a few improvements are required for next year’s World Cup.
(WFI) A carnival atmosphere at Ellis Park in Johannesburg underpinned a thrilling finale to the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament, as Brazil showed their undeniable class to overcome a determined USA 3-2.
South Africa 2010 World Cup chief Danny Jordaan and deputy police minister Fikile Mbalula say security efforts for the Confederations Cup have been outstanding. They insist a string of isolated incidents should not be taken out of context.