The world football authority, Fifa, promises the best World Cup yet in South Africa this June. Paul Myers is there to report for RFI, while our features and other reports look at the football, the social issues and the background.All archives
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I don’t often have the chance to use this phrase so I’ll exploit the moment. And then there were two. That feels better. Coming into the tournament, the Netherlands were the world’s fourth best team, Spain, the second best.
The end is nigh. Saturday sees the third place play off between Uruguay and Germany in Port Elizabeth. I’m going for the Germans in that one. Mainly because I want to see a fabelhaftes Tor. I sent the YouTube link of a song from the 1980s about …
While Fifa chief Sepp Blatter says South Africa has done so well for the World Cup it should host the Olympics, Brazil is upping the hype for the 2014 football extravaganza. There'll be "inspiration", joining of hands and a welcome to all nations …
Brazilian big guns Romario, Carlos Alberto Parreira and Ricardo Teixeira promised "airports, airports, airports" for 2014, when their huge country will host the World Cup. It's a touchy subject in Durban after private jets blocked the runways and …