2010 World Cup was huge financial success: FIFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Thursday hailed Africa`s first World Cup in 2010 as a financial success, after it pushed the governing body`s four-year revenues above four billion dollars for the first time.

Fans to vote on man of the match at World Cup games

Fans from across the globe rather than FIFA officials will determine the man-of-the-match awards at this year`s World Cup in South Africa.

Beckham cameo draws comparisons with Obama

Fabio Capello has dropped the strongest hint yet that David Beckham will be on the plane to South Africa for next year`s World Cup finals.

Al-Qaida plot to attack 2010 football World Cup foiled in South Africa

South African security forces have reportedly foiled an Al-Qaida plot to carry out a terrorist attack during the 2010 football World Cup.

WHO discusses World Cup flu risks with S.Africa

The World Health Organisation is discussing with South Africa`s government how to reduce the risk of H1N1 influenza spreading at next year`s soccer World Cup, a spokeswoman for the United Nations agency said on Tuesday.