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LIVE streaming: South Africa vs Brazil frienldy - Watch on March 5, 2014

South Africa will lock horns with World Cup hosts Brazil in an international friendly at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday, the 5th of March 2014.

Preview: Brazil poised to maintain good form

The Seleção have been in terrific form recently having won all of their last six friendly matches and will be hoping to keep their streak going with a win over Bafana Bafana. Luiz Felipe Scolari's men have not played a competitive match since defeating reigning World champions Spain in the Confederations Cup Final, owing to the fact that they are hosting this year’s tournament.

However their next three friendlies including the ones against Panama and Serbia which follow their trip to South Africa will potentially prepare them for the test they are to face at this year’s illustrious event.

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South Africa vs Spain live streaming: Watch Nov 19, 2013 friendly match on ESPN

Tuesday November 19 2013,
Tags: Live Stream, TV Schedules, Live Scores, Spain, South Africa, Friendly, ESPN
ESPN will broadcast Spain's friendly match against South Africa, at the scene where La Roja won the World Cup in 2010.

Spain will play South Africa in a friendly match on November 19, 2013.Preview: South Africa's final match in 2013 will be a tough test

Spain will return to Johannesburg, where they lifted the World Cup trophy in 2010. This time the match will not be as important, but Vicente del Bosque's side will want to come away with another victory.

Both countries will be taking part in their final match in 2013, and neither will want to end things on a negative note.

For the current World Champions, they have continued their dominance in world football, as they claimed the top spot in their World Cup Qualification group. In a group that included France, La Roja were able to take first place, giving them yet another presence in a World Cup.

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AmaZulu vs Manchester City friendly: watch live on beIN Sport, ESPN channels

There will be a festive atmosphere in Port Elizabeth as England's mega-rich Manchester City visit AmaZulu on Mandela Day. Check out where to watch this friendly match from South Africa live!

AmaZulu host Manchester City in celebration of Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday.Preview: Will Pellegrini's City spoil the South Africans' party?

The Citizens lacked consistency throughout the 2012/13 season and eventually finished without silverware. Following the controversial sacking of ex-manager Roberto Mancini, pressure is high on new coach Manuel Pellegrini to create a positive impact with immediate effect.

The Spanish-speaking man, who will take Man City to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Thursday evening, can forget about his team's first pre-season friendly in South Africa which ended in a 2-0 loss to SuperSport United. 

Whereas Pellegrini will want to bounce back from is bad start under his new employers, the hosts are expected play their hearts out with the aim of condemning the Citizens to their second consecutive defeat.

In fact, July 18 marks a big occasion for South Africans who are celebrating the 95th anniversary of their redeemer, affectionately known as Madiba. AmaZulu will be fired up to emulate SuperSport United’s feat against the Manchester-based giants.

Where to watch the match live – Live stream, start time, TV channels

Watch AmaZulu vs Manchester City live:

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ESPN Acquires U.S. Rights to 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

Friday January 18 2013,
Tags: AFCON 2013, ESPN, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast, Zambia, South Africa
All 32 Matches will be shown on ESPN3 Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 10
ESPN has acquired the U.S. media rights for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the premier championship for national soccer teams in the continent of Africa. ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen sports network available in 83 million homes, will be the primary home for live presentation of the three-week tournament in South Africa from Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 10.

ESPN Deportes, the 24-hour Spanish-language sports network, will televise the semifinals and final matches on delay. This is the first time Africa’s most prominent soccer championship will be available in the United States via a media platform reaching a mass audience.
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LIVE Africa Cup of Nations on Eurosport

Many of Europe’s top football talents travel to South Africa to compete in the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

2013 AFCON live on British E50uroSport between January 19 and February 10, 2013.British Eurosport will broadcast LIVE high definition coverage of all 32 games from the 19th January – 10th February. 

Ivory Coast will boast a star-studded line-up and will again be among the favourites for the title. Among them include their all-time top scorer Didier Drogba now of Shanghai Shenhua. Joining him up-front will be Arsenal’s Gervinho, as well as Wigan’s Arouna Kone. In the heart of the midfield will be Manchester City’s Yaya Toure and Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote. 

Ghana are likely to be one of the other stand-out performers, as they also possess players such as Al Ain forward Asamoah Gyan and Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah. Bristol City’s Albert Adomah will also be making his first appearance at the tournament. 

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2013 AFCON - Group A: New face Cape Verde with S. Africa, Angola & Morocco

Wednesday January 9 2013,
Tags: 2013 AFCON, Cape Verde, South Africa, Angola, Morocco, Group A
Debutants Cape Verde will be fighting for quarter-finals tickets at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, Group A contenders South Africa, Angola and Morocco will all try to avoid upsets.

South Africa are hosting the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Cape Verde

After over a decade of preparations, Cape Verde’s national football team has reached its goal: to qualify for a major tournament. They daunted a divided Cameroonian side in the playoffs to get to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals. Whether the Blue Sharks will cross more rivers in South Africa is a question which will be answered later in January.

Interestingly, the competition will open with Cape Verde facing hosts South Africa. If the former put their underdog spirit at work and claim victory on the opening day, they will instantly install fear among other participants.

However, the Creoles have nothing to lose. They are making their debut among group contenders who have all hosted the Nations Cup at least once in history.

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Watch Brazil vs South Africa & Spain vs Saudi Arabia friendlies live this Friday

Thursday September 6 2012,
Tags: Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Friendly
Two big international friendly matches take place on Friday. Watch Brazil vs South Africa and Spain vs Saudi Arabia live.

Brazil and Spain engage in international friendly matches on September 7, 2012A couple of years after lifting the FIFA World Cup trophy in South Africa, Spain find themselves on the brink of commencing the winning process all over again. Spain’s World Cup qualifying campaign does not kick off on Friday.

La Furia Roja will entertain Saudi Arabia in an international friendly match while several qualifiers will take place across Europe. Vicente del Bosque will be hoping to witness a good rhythm within his squad.

For live coverage of Spain vs Saudi Arabia, count on ESPN3 in the United States, TVE La Primera in Spain, SuperSport 4 in Africa and Sport TV3 in Portugal. If you live in Australia, tune in to ESPN Australia or ESPN3 Australia. Check the latter in New Zealand or watch the match on ESPN Pacific Rim.

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2012 Africa Cup of Nations team profiles: Focus on Niger’s AFCON history

Saturday January 14 2012,
Tags: Egypt, Niger, South Africa, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
Niger, as a country, is hardly associated with football. This year, however, the national team will experience the task of vying for the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.

Niger go into the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with pride.Coach Harouna Doula Gabde and his men, nicknamed the Menas, have been tipped to rock the stage at the 2012 AFCON with their spirit of underdogs. Let’s see how good the 97th ranked nation could turn out to perform at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Niger – no Cup of Nations experience

Niger’s current generation of national team players is privileged. With hard work, the Menas have managed to make a blur dream come to life. When the draw for the 2012 AFCON qualifiers was revealed, no one really thought about Niger as potential finalists.

Pundits based their analysis around South Africa and Egypt’s chances in Group G as Sierra Leone and Niger were tipped to fail. However, the Menas proved everyone wrong. Despite commencing the campaign with a 2-0 loss in the hands of Bafana Bafana, Niger found themselves with 3 points in the bag at the end of Matchday 2. They stunned reigning African champions Egypt 1-0 to achieve this feat.

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2012 Africa Cup of Nations team profiles: Focus on Angola’s AFCON history

Thursday January 5 2012,
Tags: Angola, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa
Host of the Africa Cup of Nation’s previous edition, Angola, will contest in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea against 15 other teams for the 2012 AFCON trophy.

Angola at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations: potentially dangerous.This nation ranks first in alphabetical order above the rest of the competition participants. This fact explains why our team profile coverage opens with Angola.

Angola’s nickname is “Palancas Negras” which means “Black Antelopes” in Portuguese. The 2006 World Cup participants, who operate under the control of the Federação Angolana de Futebol, are currently 83rd in the FIFA Rankings. Lito Vidigal presently serves as the country’s national team coach as defender Kali continues to assume the role of captain.

Angola's history - slowly progressing from minnows to giants

In Africa, the Palancas Negras are regarded as potentially dangerous opponents although much is left to do for them to side amongst the continent’s giants. Angola’s Nations Cup history is pretty recent.

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2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup And 10 Historic Facts You Should Know

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament kicks off in a matter of hours, and Live Soccer TV brings you 10 facts that may refresh your minds upon the history of the competition.
1) The United States was the first country to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. USA emerged victorious in the first edition of the competition—then an 8-team contest—which they hosted in 1991. They defeated Honduras on July 7 that year at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, in front of nearly 40,000 spectators.

2) Bora Milutinović and Bruce Arena are the only coaches who can boast of having won the Gold Cup more than once. Both managers have two titles in their name: Bora won his first with the USA (1991) and his second with Mexico (1996), while Bruce won both with the United States (2002 &2005).
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South Africa vs USA Report

Thursday November 18 2010,
Tags: South Africa 0 USA 1, Juan Agudelo
Teenage prodigy Juan Agudelo became the USA’s youngest ever goal scorer as he netted the game winner to lift the United States to victory in South Africa.
USA Coach Bob Bradley fielded a young and inexperienced team for this game, and will be delighted to have produced a victory. In the absence of Tim Howard, Brad Guzan started at goalkeeper and produced a very good performance.

South Africa put the USA under early pressure and in the 14th minute was forced into a smart save when Anele Ngongca was sent free by Leeds United forward Davide Somma. Guzan was exposed to another one on one in the 20th minute but saved well at the feet of Bernard Parker.

The USA gained a foothold in the game as the first half progressed and Columbus Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers was at the heart of most of their good work. Rogers forced a save from Itumeleng Khune on a long range shot, and the crossed to the back post where Alejandro Bedoya was on hand but could only head wide.
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South Africa vs USA Preview

Wednesday November 17 2010,
Tags: FIFA friendly, South Africa, USA, Steven Pienaar, Bob Bradley
The USA will travel to South Africa with a very young roster on Wednesday night to play their first road game since the summer’s last 16 finish at the World Cup.
While it is an away game, there is no doubt the USA will be in familiar territory. Thanks to the World Cup and Confederations Cup among other fixtures, this will be the USA’s 12th game in South Africa in the last three years. USA holds a 5-4-2 record in the previous 11 games, the first being a 1-0 victory over South Africa, and the most recent a 2-1 overtime defeat to Ghana in the World Cup Second Round.

Since the World Cup the USA has played three home games, losing to Brazil before gaining back to back draws against Poland and Colombia. Bob Bradley will hope to gain a morale boosting win in this game, while also allowing him to explore his options on the long road to Brazil 2014.
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South Africa vs USA Friendly: Coach Bradley Looks At Gold Cup From Cape Town

Tuesday November 16 2010,
Tags: South Africa, USA, Friendly, Bob Bradley, Gold Cup
The USA will take on South Africa in Cape Town this Wednesday. For Coach Bob Bradley, this friendly appears as a platform on which the USA can stand and look forward to the Gold Cup.

USA's Bob Bradley is looking at the Gold Cup from Cape Town ahead of the South Africa friendly.In an interview ahead of his team’s flight to Cape Town, USA boss Bob Bradley revealed his view of the South Africa friendly which is meant to honor the Nelson Mandela Challenge. The coach was quoted as saying on USSoccer.com:

“This game is a good opportunity to look at some different players and assess their place in the pool as we continue to build for the next cycle.

“With our immediate focus on the Gold Cup next summer, this game, in many ways, is just as much the start of 2011 as it’s the end of a great year.”

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South Africa vs USA Friendly: Will The USA Suffer Under Somma’s Desire For Revenge?

Tuesday November 16 2010,
Tags: South Africa, USA, Friendly, Davide Somma
South Africa and the USA will clash in a friendly on Wednesday and this match will particularly be special for striker Davide Somma. How will the USA deal with the American reject’s desire for revenge?
He is probably unknown by the largest part of football’s public, but Davide Somma is South Africa’s new capture. The 25-year-old of Italian origins, who plays for Leeds United, has been called up by Coach Mosimane who may eventually benefit a lot from the player’s burning dream of “teaching the USA a good lesson”.

Johannesburg-born Davide Somma, whose parents moved to America as he was 12, was originally keen to represent the United States at the national level. However, he never managed to achieve this dream and following his call-up for the South African national team, he has one thing in mind: to punish the USA.

“The United States didn’t show much interest in me, so I’d love to get on the field and destroy them,” Somma boldly stated in his first interview with South Africa’s media.
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South Africa vs Ghana Friendly: No Michael Essien, No Sulley Muntari

Friday August 6 2010,
Tags: South Africa, Ghana, Friendly, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari
Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari won’t take part in the South Africa vs Ghana international friendly match that will take place at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on August 11. That’s according to Coach Milovan Rajevac’s selected 18-man squad list.

Ghana's Michael Essien comforts teammate Sulley MuntariThe future of Ghana’s national football team is shaping itself differently with Chelsea’s Michael Essien and Inter Milan’s Sulley Muntari appearing more than irregularly for the Black Stars.

In Michael Essien’s case, where it’s been half a year since the ‘bull’ played for his country, injury worries are believed to have been the cause of his national team exclusion. The fragile Chelsea midfielder sustained a knee injury (ironically following a tackle by his Blues teammate Didier Drogba) during Ghana’s 2010 Africa Cup of Nations opener against Cote d’Ivoire earlier in January.

Doctors confirmed that Essien had to miss the remainder of the tournament where the Black Stars still went all the way to the reach the final. Since then, Michael Essien has been left on the sidelines. The player only just returned to action with Chelsea in mid-July and Ghana’s Milovan Rajevac has no intentions of risking him in Wednesday’s friendly match against South Africa.

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South Africa vs Ghana – International Friendly Match Preview

Friday August 6 2010,
Tags: South Africa, Ghana, Friendly Match
Africa’s most successful team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Ghana, will take on the nation that hosted that tournament, South Africa, for an international friendly meeting at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

The Soccer City Stadium in JohannesburgThe South Africa vs Ghana encounter will mark exactly a month since Spain and the Netherlands battled it out for the trophy in the World Cup final at the same venue. The Soccer City Stadium is a temple where African contingents failed to record a single victory during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. For Ghana’s national football team and supporters as well as for a multitude of football followers around the world, the Soccer City Stadium will forever be remembered best for what happened on July 2 earlier this summer.

That was when it hosted the dramatic quarter-final fixture between Ghana and Uruguay where Luis Suarez’s handball, Asamoah Gyan’s last-second penalty miss, and La Celeste Olimpica’s triumph in the eventual penalty shoot-out cruelly killed Ghana’s dream of breaking Africa’s World Cup quarter-final curse in the history of the sport. On Wednesday, the Black Stars of Ghana (who earned even more respect following their remarkable 2010 World Cup campaign) will want to get back on track as they look forward to a bright future.

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2010 FIFA World Cup Third Place Final: Uruguay-Germany Predictions – Uruguay’s Campaign

Looking to make accurate predictions around the Uruguay-Germany match in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Third Place Final? Live Soccer TV has all the information for you. After a set previews, match reports, and World Cup listings which have all been powering the website throughout the tournament, the final moments have arrived.

Uruguay - Diego Forlan - 2010 World CupThe 2010 FIFA World Cup’s Third Place will consist of tones of relevant history; and now is the time to look at some of its main parts. Certainly, this couldn’t have been done in a better other than knowing the basic information on both teams, and to start, Live Soccer TV recalls how both Uruguay and Germany reached the semi-finals. Perhaps, as a reader, you might feel that recent analyses published on the site are more informative in Germany’s way; for that reason, this article is mainly dedicated to Uruguay’s campaign.

Uruguay – How they landed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Third Place with Germany

Group A: Uruguay 0-0 France

Uruguay were placed in South Africa’s royal Group A along with France and Mexico; but with the hosts and Les Bleus earlier on regarded as the hot favorites to qualify for the Round of 16, the South American were forced to make extra efforts to conquer the mentality of their opponents and rule their table. It didn’t start in the best of ways though, as they drew their first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup 0-0 with France. An unimpressive Diego Forlan was incapable of leading his side to triumph over France, and with the first red card of the World Cup being shown to one of his team mates, all that a 10-men Uruguayan side could go for, was holding on to a draw.

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2010 World Cup: France 1-2 South Africa - Report

Tuesday June 22 2010,
Tags: France, South Africa, 2010 World Cup
South Africa defeated France 2-1 in a fascinating game. The hosts and 1998 World Cup champions France are out from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, however, as Uruguay defeated Mexico by a goal to nil only.

South Africa's Aaron Mokoena hand shakes France's Thierry Henri as the respective side of the two captains crash out from the 2010 FIFA World Cup.France vs South Africa, First Half: Bafana Bafana Destroy Les Bleus

Captained by Alou Diarra since the self-exclusion of Patrice Evra, the French were out to play for pride even if their chances of reaching the Round of 16 remained very slim. Andre-Pierre Gignac had a glorious opportunity to break France’s goalless curse in South Africa when he was sent through on goal from the left side of the penalty area. The player cruised into the box but only fired a weak shot which didn’t trouble South Africa’s goalkeeper.

You could feel France’s intention to really get something out of this game with Djibril Cissé coming close to scoring through a header. South Africa struggled to take hold of the game until after a quarter of an hour when Steven Pienaar came out from the shadows of his body pains to inject some attacking flair into the game.

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Where to watch France vs South Africa Live

Tuesday June 22 2010,
Tags: France, South Africa, World Cup 2010
France and South Africa sit on the bottom end of Group A. Both teams will need a win and by a good margin for any hope of qualifiying.

GROUP A match France vs South Africa kicks off at 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM Local. All Group A matches are played at the same time, to avoid any funny / sympathetic performances that may affect the standings.

If you are in the USA you can watch France vs South Africa Live on the following world cup tv channels:

ESPN 2 (HD), ESPN3.com…

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France vs South Africa – 2010 World Cup Match Preview

Monday June 21 2010,
Tags: France, South Africa, 2010 World Cup
South Africa have never beaten France in their history of football. But on Tuesday, they will have to break this curse if they are to stand a chance of progressing into the Last 16 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup which is being staged on their soil.

South African players thankful to their supporters.South Africa’s Bafana Bafana Should Make Their Nation Proud

Siphiwe Tshabalala offered a bright start to Bafana’s 2010 World Cup campaign by scoring the tournament’s first goal on the opening day. But Mexico’s Rafael Marquez and Diego Forlan’s Uruguay quickly painted anxiety and frustration on the faces of South Africans. Bafana Bafana’s hopes, after drawing their first game and emphatically losing their other one by three goals to nil, are hanging from a thread. Like the French, they must not only hope that Mexico and Uruguay don’t play out a draw, but also win big on Tuesday afternoon.

SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani is optimistic about the country’s fate at the 2010 World Cup and thinks that the home fans will play a pivotal role against France. He told the press:

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