China-based Dino Ndlovu safe from Coronavirus

14 February 2020, 4:36 PM
With the world’s eyes fixated on China and the Asian continent at large as the Coronavirus continues to escalate, South Africans will be relieved to know their very own son, soccer striker Dino Ndlovu is safe and sound.
Preview: Brazil v Costa Rica Factbox 21 June 2018, 7:58 PM

Brazil have not lost in their last 13 competitive matches. They will play Costa Rica in a World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Teenager Mbappe sends France through as Peru knocked out 21 June 2018, 7:16 PM

Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he earned Les Bleus a 1-0 win against Peru in their second Group C game, sending the South Americans out of the tournament on Thursday.

Preview: Argentina’s Messi seeks redemption against dangerous Croatia 21 June 2018, 5:24 PM

Stung by his failure to score a penalty and avert a disappointing draw against Iceland, Argentina's brilliant forward and captain Lionel Messi would love to make amends in their World Cup Group D match against Croatia on Thursday.

Preview: Argentina v Croatia Factbox 21 June 2018, 5:11 PM

Croatia have sent home striker Nikola Kalinic after he refused to come on as a substitute in the opening game.

Germany won’t change much despite poor start: Sweden scout 21 June 2018, 4:02 PM

Sweden scout Roger Sandberg is not expecting Germany to make many changes for their World Cup game on Saturday, despite the world champions' flat performance in a 1-0 defeat by Mexico in their opening match.

Lionel Messi
Pressure on Messi against Croatia after Ronaldo scores again 21 June 2018, 7:21 AM

Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday's pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing.

Neymar returns to training day after recovering from sore ankle 20 June 2018, 10:36 PM

Brazilian forward Neymar was back training normally on Wednesday, a day after sitting out Tuesday's session because of a sore right ankle.

Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa’s third goal of World Cup 20 June 2018, 10:13 PM

Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares.

Preview: France vs Peru Factbox 20 June 2018, 9:30 PM

France will qualify for the knockout phase if both they and Demark win their second Group C matches. The 1998 champions will also go through if they win and Denmark draw with Australia.

Preview: France wary of Peru as they seek second Group C win 20 June 2018, 8:51 PM

After struggling to beat Australia in their opening World Cup Group C game, France will not be relishing the challenge of facing Peru on Thursday as they have often struggled to make an impact against Latin American opposition.

Preview: Denmark v Australia Factbox 20 June 2018, 6:41 PM

Denmark play Australia in a World Cup Group C match on Thursday. Where: Samara Arena, Samara Capacity: 41,970 When: Thursday June 21, 16:00 local (1300 GMT/0900 ET) Key stats: * Denmark have progressed from the Group Stage of the World Cup on three occasions. They have only failed to once, in 2010. * 19-year-old Australian […]

Preview: Denmark must improve to overcome dogged Aussies 20 June 2018, 6:35 PM

Denmark’s talisman Christian Eriksen knows his side must rediscover the attacking dynamism of their qualifying campaign if they are to follow up on their opening victory over Peru with a win against Australia in Samara on Thursday.

Analysis: Ponderous Portugal spared embarrassment by Morocco’s profligacy 20 June 2018, 6:14 PM

European champions Portugal were let off the hook by Morocco's wasteful finishing and another Cristiano Ronaldo moment as they notched up a fortuitous victory in the World Cup on Wednesday.

Preview: Germany loss a warning for Spain ahead of Iran clash 20 June 2018, 5:11 PM

Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still reverberating and they will need to keep the pedal firmly to the floor when they meet Iran on Wednesday.

SA vs England could be last international at iconic Newlands stadium 20 June 2018, 4:50 PM

South Africa play England at the Newlands Rugby Ground on Saturday with there being a strong possibility that it will be last international to be played at this famous, old venue.

Iran v Spain Factbox 20 June 2018, 4:26 PM

Spain are unbeaten in 21 matches going back to their loss to Italy at Euro 2016.

Ronaldo earns Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco’s hopes end 20 June 2018, 4:08 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament.

Willemse’s lawyer to take SuperSport matter to Equality Court 20 June 2018, 1:55 PM

Ashwin Willemse's legal team has confirmed they will be taking the SuperSport matter to the Equality Court, just more than a month after he walked out of a studio while live on air.

Planning for Ronaldo might prove futile, says Morocco coach 20 June 2018, 1:51 PM

Even the best laid plans to limit the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo might not be enough for Morocco when they come up against Portugal at the World Cup in Moscow, coach Herve Renard said on the eve of the Group B game.

Willemse’s lawyers call for probe into racism at SuperSport 20 June 2018, 9:41 AM

Ashwin Willemse's lawyer, Nqobizitha Mlilo says they had hoped for a thorough investigation of racism at TV channel, SuperSport.

France vow to up the ante as World Cup rivals flounder 20 June 2018, 8:04 AM

With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the WorldCup with victory over Peru on Thursday.

Preview: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Factbox 20 June 2018, 4:37 AM

Uruguay have been unable to beat Saudi Arabia in their two friendly games. The 'Green Falcons' beat the South Americans in 2002 and the teams drew in 2014.

Preview: After opening thrashing, Saudi Arabia face feared Uruguay 19 June 2018, 10:34 PM

After shipping five goals against hosts Russia - the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and its star forward Luis Suarez.

Russia on brink of next stage as Africa’s nightmare continues 19 June 2018, 10:13 PM

World Cup hosts Russia kept up their free-scoring ways to move to the brink of a second round place with a 3-1 win over Egypt in their Group A match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

Preview: Former cleaner and ex-electrician face off at World Cup 19 June 2018, 9:02 PM

A former cleaner and a ex-hotel electrician will occupy the two technical areas when Morocco face Portugal in a World Cup Group B match on Wednesday.

Preview: Portugal v Morocco factbox 19 June 2018, 8:51 PM

Portugal play Morocco in a World Cup Group B match on Wednesday: Where: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Capacity: 80,000 When: Wednesday June 20, 15:00 local (1200 GMT/0800 ET) Key stats: * Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the 3-3 draw against Spain took his tally for Portugal to 84 goals in 151 international appearances. * Portugal […]

Senegal punish Polish errors to win 2-1 in Group H 19 June 2018, 7:11 PM

Senegal took full advantage of their opponents' errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally giving Africa something to cheer about at the World Cup as the group favourites failed to fire.

Preview: Russia v Egypt Factbox 19 June 2018, 4:46 PM

Hosts Russia scored more goals in their first game of the World Cup against Saudi Arabia (five) than in the whole of the 2014 tournament in Brazil, where they netted twice in three group matches.

ANALYSIS: Mexico spring perfect trap to catch naive Germans napping 19 June 2018, 4:41 PM

Mexico sprang the perfect trap for confident and overwhelming pre-game favourites Germany on Sunday to take advantage of the champions' defensive weakness in their opening match at the World Cup.

Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic win for Asia 19 June 2018, 4:23 PM

Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in Group H on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat a South American one at the World Cup. Asian teams had managed three draws in 17 matches against South American sides but the four-times Asian champions made their extra man count after Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez became […]