2010 World Cup

Fri, 11 Jun 21:44:00 2010

The World Cup, the most watched sporting event, began on Friday in South Africa.

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Our multi-media preview package on the World Cup covered all 32 countries and included team prospects, penpix of players, factboxes, profiles of coaches and leading players, routes to the finals and recent results.

We also moved a history of the World Cup, a story on South Africa's readiness for the tournament and a profile of the host country.

Pictures, television and graphics accompanied the package, which carried the masterslug SOCCER-WORLD/ ---------------------------------------------------------------

MOST RECENT STORIES > Wayward France held to 0-0 draw by Uruguay [ID:nLDE65A27J] > Late Mexican equaliser denies hosts victory [ID:nLDE65A0PF] > Three hurt in crush in Johannesburg fan park [ID:nLDE65A1T2] > World Cup kicks off in African celebration [ID:nLDE65A181] > Mexico pick Franco over Hernandez [ID:nLDE65A1HC] > South Africa denied dream start by Mexico [ID:nLDE6592DG] > Mandela cancels opening match appearance [ID:nLDE65A03O] > World Cup stadium alive with colour, vuvuzelas[ID:nLDE65A0QB] > Fans tip Brazil to win World Cup-poll [ID:nMCD132822] > Rwanda arrests soccer chief for attending Cup [ID:nLDE65A0TH] > Denmark's Bendtner expected to miss opener [ID:nN11178377] > Germany captain a wolf in Lahm's clothing [ID:nSGE65A0GG] > Altidore to start against England - Bradley [ID:nLDE65A22L] > Elephant blocks U.S. squad on trunk road [ID:nLDE65A24X] > U.S. fans to outnumber England support [ID:nLDE65A27Q] ---------------------------------------------------------------- PREVIEWS > Group B-Messi and Maradona take to stage [ID:nLDE65710U] > England can view semis from top of Group C [ID:nLDE6571SF] > Group D-Germany put faith in new generation [ID:nLDE6582DU] > Group E-Dutch to shine even without Robben [ID:nLDE6592DY] > Group F-Italians already being written off [ID:nLDE659156] > Greece and S.Korea aim to be dark horses [ID:nSGE65909N] > A unique setting for a familiar battle [ID:nLDE6540AL] > Image of a continent hangs on World Cup [ID:nLDE65610T] --------------------------------------------------------------- NEWS, INTERVIEWS, ANALYSES > As World Cup starts, feverish Brazil stops [ID:nN11207472] > Concert draws record 8.5 mln viewers [ID:nLDE65A21Y] > Honest Cannavaro sums up Italy's problems [ID:nLDE65A1DS] > Don't watch matches at work, wants minister [ID:nLDE65A1N5] > Sun, sea, sand and soccer at Durban's party [ID:nLDE65A1IV] > Slovak Durica dreams of ticket to England [ID:nLDE6591NR] > Can World Cup bring races closer? [ID:nLDE6591XR] > One woman, one football, across Africa [ID:nLDE65822U] > World Cup musician welcomes return to roots [ID:nLDE6501OB] > South African President tells players to win [ID:nLDE65826D] > Zimbabwe power defaulters get Cup reprieve [ID:nLDE64I0QD] > Trumpets - a curse or musical fanfare? [ID:nLDE6571GT] > World Cup dream dashed for SA's neighbours [ID:nLDE6581XK] --------------------------------------------------------------- FACTBOXES, OTHER DETAILS > Uruguay v France [ID:nTOE65801B] > South Korea v Greece [ID:nLDE6592KK] > England v United States [ID:nLDE6582EF] > Argentina v Nigeria [ID:nLDE6581SJ] > Ayoba-to-Zamalek guide to South African slang [ID:nLDE6560LQ] > Injury casualty list ahead of finals [ID:nLDE6540C1] > Referee assignments for first 16 matches [ID:nLDE655051] > Tournament schedule [ID:nLDE64J0H0] > Profile of host nation South Africa [ID:nLDE64C1NT] > History of the World Cup from 1930-1966 [ID:nLDE64G2EE] > History of the World Cup from 1970-2006 [ID:nLDE64G2EH] > Top five stadiums for World Cup finals [ID:nLDE64D1JB] > Smaller venues for World Cup finals [ID:nLDE64D1M9] > Penalty shootouts [ID:nLDE64O1A3] --------------------------------------------------------------- UP-TO-THE-MINUTE HEADLINES Sports News [S] General News [G] Soccer News [SOCC] World Cup news [WCUP] HOW TO FIND INFORMATION YOU NEED <REUTERS> <NEWS> <PHONE/HELP> <EQUITY> <BONDS> <MONEY> <COMMODITY> <ENERGY> ---------------------------------------------------------------- Page editor: Jon Bramley, World Cup +27 87-806 2874 ----------------------------------------------------------------


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