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A ‘special’ World Cup, says Blatter

JOHANNESBURG: FIFA president Mr Sepp Blatter insists Africa’s World Cup has been a success, despite criticism over empty seats and controversial refereeing decisions.

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Perfect Paul gets own World Cup

BERLIN: Paul the oracle octopus was given a replica of the World Cup on Monday as a reward for his perfect eight-for-eight record in picking matches as bettors worldwide collected their winnings based on his selections.

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Holiday Club Arpora in quarters

MAPUSA: Holiday Club Arpora registered a narrow 5-4 win via the tie-breaker over Calangute Association Sports Club, to move into the quarter-finals of Vagator Parish Youth Soccer 2010, played at Vagator grounds, on Monday.

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Why world’s swiftest sprinters are of African origin

WASHINGTON: Scientists may have uncovered why the world’s fastest sprinters are usually of West African origin. The centre of gravity tends to be located higher on the body of blacks than whites, according to new research.

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Spain’s win a bright spot of a charming Cup

JOHANNESBURG: So many World Cup finals are dark affairs, with one shadow or another looming over them. This final had no taunting or head-butting like the last one; no team played with an undetected Hand of God in its very recent past.

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Campeones arrive home for fiesta

MADRID: Spain’s World Cup-winning team arrived home from South Africa for a huge celebration Monday, including meetings with the Spanish king and Prime Minister and an open air bus ride through the city’s historic centre.

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Spain World Soccer Champs

JOHANNESBURG: Spain won the World Cup for the first time on Sunday, Andres Iniesta netting in extra-time to see off Holland 1-0 in Johannesburg and hand the Dutch their third final loss.

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Webber leads Hamilton home

SILVERSTONE: Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton gave the Silverstone crowd reason to cheer with a battling second place.

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