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Gyan penalty kick gives Ghana 1-0 win

Gyan penalty kick gives Ghana 1-0 win

PRETORIA, South Africa — Asamoah Gyan scored on an 84th-minute penalty kick Sunday as Ghana beat Serbia 1-0 in a Group D match at the World Cup. Zdravko Kuzmanovic needlessly handled a cross in the area, then argued the call and yellow card he received. Gyan drove the penalty kick high to the left for the only goal at Loftus Versfeld [...]

Thousands gather in Ethiopian capital for World Cup opening ceremony

Thousands gather in Ethiopian capital for World Cup opening ceremony

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Thousands of sport fans gather in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa to watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup with giant screens set up to broadcast all the matches. The sport fans gathered at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa where the organizers had set up a big screen to enable Addis residents enjoy the World Cup, [...]

Mandela’s great-grandchild killed in car wreck after World Cup concert

Mandela’s great-grandchild killed in car wreck after World Cup concert

(CNN) -- A great-grandchild of former South African President Nelson Mandela died early Friday morning while returning from the World Cup soccer tournament's kick-off concert, officials with the Mandela foundation said. Zenani Mandela, 13, was in a car returning from the show at Orlando Stadium when the wreck occurred, said a spokesman for [...]

Almost here! South Africa awaits World Cup

Almost here! South Africa awaits World Cup

JOHANNESBURG (AP)  — It's almost here at last. After years of planning, worry, debate, tension and — perhaps most of all — anticipation, South Africa will host the first World Cup on its continent starting Friday, ready or not. This diverse nation can hardly wait. "There are no words to describe it," Malin Fisher said. "It's [...]