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2009 Conference

“This World Cup is the real thing. You must feel that there is something happening in this country. The banners you use must be larger than life. Every street corner must be filled. We must feel that this show is in town.” Dr. Irvin Khoza, Chairperson 2010 FIFA Organising Committee

Confed Cup facts and figures

Attended by well over half a million football fans, a total of 44 goals scored, the most goals scored by a team 14 – by tournament winners Brazil, of course – and the youngest goal scorer only 19 years old … See Fifa’s final facts and figures for the 2009 Confederations Cup.

Brazilians fall for Bloemfontein

Brazil, football the winners in Africa

If the quality of the football that has been on display in South Africa over the past two weeks is anything to go by, the world is in for an absolute feast when the World Cup arrives in Africa for the first time in 2010.
Bafana Bafana: a quick history

Bafana, Spain rewrite the script

If anyone was expecting the third and fourth place playoff in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup to be a letdown, they were in for a surprise as South Africa and Spain produced a humdinger in Rustenburg on Sunday.
Joyful

Fifa gives South Africa 8/10

World football's governing body has given South Africa an 8/10 score for its hosting of the 2009 Confederations Cup, saying the country is more than ready to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Confederations Cup comes alive

Confederations Cup comes alive

It was a weekend of footballing drama in the Fifa Confederations Cup, with Brazil taking world champions Italy apart and the USA shocking Egypt to progress to the tournament's semifinals, while New Zealand held off Iraq to enable hosts South Africa to clinch a place in the final four.

Football – South Africa style

International fans visiting South Africa for the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup have discovered, to their delight, that attending a football match in South Africa is an experience like no other.

Confed fans: get to the game early!

Confed fans: get to the game early!

With days to go before Sunday's kickoff of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, South African football fans are urged to be aware of what to expect when they turn up at matches, in order to ensure a positive match-day experience.

Confed Cup good to go

South Africa is ready to stage the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, which kicks off on 14 June in Johannesburg.

Confederations Cup: yes

Confederations Cup: yes, it matters

No, it's not the World Cup. But if you think the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup is not a serious tournament, not crucial for South Africa's image abroad, not a true test of the country's World Cup abilities, not of interest to fans around the world ... think again, says Danny Jordaan.

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