Is there still hope for Africa’s World Cup teams?
Can Ghana’s Black Stars hold their own against Germany to keep Africa’s World Cup hopes alive? Also, a look at the chaos within the French camp and whether it could benefit South Africa.
Disappointing African Performances At Africa’s First World Cup
Africa’s first World Cup football tournament has so far been a big disappointment for Samuel Eto’o and Cameroon and the other African teams, whose overall record, through 11 matches, stands at one win, six losses and four draws. “The Indomitable Lions” of Cameroon have the proudest World Cup pedigree of any African team. They are […]
Best Goals So Far
With one week down and three to go, here’s a look at some of the goals that have stood out so far:
How the Fans are Reacting
A look at how fans of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Ghana’s Black Stars and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions are reacting to their teams’ outcomes so far:
Give It Up For Gonzalo
Gonzalo Higuain scored the first hat-trick at the World Cup football finals on Thursday, leading Argentina to a convincing 4-1 victory over South Korea in Johannesburg. The 22-year-old Higuain, who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid, found the net in the 33rd, 76th and 80th minutes at the Soccer City Stadium. Superstar Lionel Messi […]
The Vuvuzela Controversy
From today’s In Focus show, a discussion of how fans are reacting to the vuvuzelas that have been providing a controversial soundtrack to the World Cup.
Weekend Highlights: Ghana is first African team to secure a victory
Recap of the weekend games, plus, we meet Amrit Daya. At 79, Amrit is the oldest World Cup volunteer – he was born in the same year as the first-ever World Cup.
Sonny Meets Zakumi To Fulfill Big World Cup Goal
Hey World Cup fans, I’ve fulfilled one of my major goals here in South Africa, i.e., I’ve met Zakumi, the playful and huggable official mascot of the football fiesta. Zakumi is a ubiquitous presence at this soccer extravaganza, but he took a few minutes to meet me, pose for pics, and even offer some of […]
Loudest Football Match In History?
I sat next to Alex Perry, Africa bureau chief for Time magazine, during Friday’s opening World Cup match between Mexico and host South Africa, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Alex described the atmosphere in the sold out, 94,000-seat Soccer City Stadium as “perhaps the loudest football match in history. It seemed like 94,000 fans […]
World Cup Kick-Off
A look at how South Africa is welcoming the World Cup, including a recap of the kick-off concert, aired on today’s In Focus TV show. Stay tuned for more video reports, live from South Africa, throughout the month.
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