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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... Read the rest of the article »
ESPN will broadcast Spain's friendly match against South Africa, at the scene where La Roja won the World Cup in 2010.
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... Read the rest of the article »
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!
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... Read the rest of the article »
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... Read the rest of the article »
Many of Europe’s top football talents travel to South Africa to compete in the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
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... Read the rest of the article »
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.
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... Read the rest of the article »
Two big international friendly matches take place on Friday. Watch Brazil vs South Africa and Spain vs Saudi Arabia live.
A 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... Read the rest of the article »
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.
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... Read the rest of the article »
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.
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... Read the rest of the article »
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... Read the rest of the article »
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.... Read the rest of the article »
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... Read the rest of the article »
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.
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... Read the rest of the article »
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... Read the rest of the article »
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.
The 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... Read the rest of the article »
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 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... Read the rest of the article »
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.
The 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... Read the rest of the article »
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.
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... Read the rest of the article »
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 USA, Univision (HD), Telefutura, ESPN... Read the rest of the article »
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 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... Read the rest of the article »