July 16 – Also: Johannesburg police hand over traffic control at Soccer City … Costa Rican stadium named after World Cup goalkeeper.
12/8/2010 Soccer City, venue for the World Cup final in South Africa, will continue to be known as FNB Stadium… Internacional edge closer to winning Latin America’s premier club competition… UEFA chief visits Moldova to commemorate 100 years of football in the country.
23/7/2010 INSIDER’s World Cup Report Card rates key aspects in the organisation of South Africa 2010 and offers insights on what Brazil 2014 chiefs must do to exceed expectations in the delivery of their tournament. By James Corbett and Mark Bisson.
11/7/2010 Andres Iniesta’s extra-time goal sealed Spain’s first ever world title. The Euro 2008 champions beat the Netherlands 1-0 in a bad-tempered World Cup final at Soccer City. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.
10/7/2010 World Cup CEO Danny Jordaan says South Africa 2010 has united the people of the Rainbow Nation and improved perceptions of the country. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.
2/7/2010 Brazil coach Dunga reacts to criticism from Dutch legend Johan Cruyff ahead of quarter-final clash with Holland… Africa gets behind Ghana against Uruguay… Soccer City pitch benefits from lighting concept… Attendances beat expectations… South Korea World Cup bid concert… More inside. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.
26/6/2010 FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says South Africa is halfway to hosting a “perfect” World Cup… LOC chief executive Danny Jordaan expresses satisfaction with tournament organisation and insists extra policing of Germany v England will ensure a trouble-free occasion. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
21/6/2010 Arsenal boss says the weight of expectation on some of the World Cup’s biggest contenders is causing them to underperform… Fears over terrorist attack alleviated following explosion near Soccer City… Socceroos fans show their frustration. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg.
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.
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