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South Sudan to make WCup debut

South Sudan's Coach Lee Sung-jea

South Sudan will make their World Cup debut on Wednesday at the start of Africa’s campaign to find five teams to represent the continent at the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The preliminaries, involving 53 of the 54 African football-playing countries, begin on the [...]

Shaw returns to United’s training

Luke Shaw

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw returned to the club’s training ground for the first time as he steps up his recovery from a double leg break he suffered in the Champions League loss to PSV Eindhoven last month, the defender said on Twitter. “First day back [...]

‘Pirates’ victory a boost for SA’


Brand de Villiers, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Chief Executive, has heaped praise on Orlando Pirates following their gutsy display in Egypt against African giants Al Ahly that earned them a place in the final of the Caf Confederation Cup. Pirates are on their way [...]

Neymar-less Brazil start World Cup qualifying journey

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar grimaces during the Spanish league match between Sevilla FC and Barcelona.

Much has changed for Brazil’s national team since last year’s humiliating World Cup exit, but as the 2018 qualifying campaign gets underway Thursday one worrying factor stays the same: the absence of superstar Neymar. More than a year has passed since that extraordinary 7-1 meltdown [...]

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