The U.S. will have to do things the hard way if it’s to make the second round at next year’s soccer World Cup in Brazil.
South Africans from black townships to mainly white suburbs united in prayer and song to commemorate Nelson Mandela, the man who led the nation out of racial discord, after his death at the age of 95.
South Africans flocked to the Johannesburg home of Nelson Mandela to mourn his death and pay tribute to a leader who led the nation out of racial discord by encouraging reconciliation.
The following is a timeline of milestones in the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first post-apartheid leader, as supplied by his foundation. Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95.
Pele, the only person to win three World Cups as a player, said Brazil will enter next year’s tournament with more humility than when the country last hosted soccer’s marquee event in 1950.
Adidas AG forecast increased revenue and profitability next year as the soccer World Cup in Brazil helps the second-biggest producer of sporting goods make up for “mistakes” over the past three years.
Sipho Mhlongo is angry. The 52-year- old has to drive 30 minutes from his home in Midrand to his workplace in Johannesburg, and a new toll could add about 15 rand ($1.46) a day to the cost of the journey.
Organizers of next year’s soccer World Cup warned 100 companies about unauthorized ticket sales and expect the number to swell following this week’s tournament draw.
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