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Ronaldo leads tributes to Mandela

ESPN.com news services | December, 5 2013

Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon who helped seal his country's bid to become the first in Africa to host a World Cup, has died at the age of 95. #INSERT type:image caption:Nelson Mandela attended the...

South Africa-Spain allowed to stand

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | November, 29 2013

South Africa’s 1-0 friendly win against Spain on Nov. 19 has been allowed to stand, despite fears the result could be stricken from the record books due to the world champions using too many substitutes. South Africa won the match at Joh...

FIFA 'to downgrade SA-Spain'

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent, | November, 22 2013

The South African FA is confident that Wednesday's 1-0 friendly win over Spain will be allowed to stand, amid reports that FIFA are considering downgrading the match due to La Roja using too many substitutes. #INSERT type:image caption:Igesu...

Del Bosque praises fair play

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | November, 20 2013

Spain's surprise 1-0 friendly defeat in South Africa on Tuesday night was mostly noticeable for a touchline fracas, when the reigning world champions overcame home objections to replace injured goalkeeper Victor Valdes even though they had already ...

Spain set for South Africa friendly in November

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | October, 25 2013

Spain are to return to the scene of their 2010 World Cup win when they play South Africa in a friendly at Johannesburg’s Soccer City on Nov. 19. The reigning world and European champions had been set to play a more lucrative game in Gabo...

South Africa: More match-fixing arrests expected

Associated Press | October, 18 2013

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- A policeman with South Africa's organized crime unit on Friday described the arrest and corruption charges against a football referee as "just the tip of an iceberg" in a second major match-fixing case in the former World C...

No SA return for Pienaar

Mike Whalley | June, 19 2013

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has ruled out a return to international football, despite admitting that quitting was a painful decision.

S.Africa coach: We don't want Surman

ESPN staff | November, 13 2012

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has said he believes Norwich City's Andrew Surman did not show "enough passion" about playing for Bafana Bafana for him to consider selecting the midfielder.

South Africa assistant coach killed in a car crash

Firdose Moonda | October, 19 2012

South Africa assistant coach Thomas Madigage was killed in a car crash on Thursday night, police have confirmed.

Moyes: No pressure on Pienaar to retire

Mike Whalley | October, 5 2012

Everton manager David Moyes insists that the club did not put any pressure on Steven Pienaar to retire from international football.

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