Giveth With One Hand and Taketh with Another

By Andrew Warshaw in Cape Town

December 2 -  Talk about a double whammy. No sooner did Thierry Henry’s France become the fall guys in a revamped seeding system for next summer’s World Cup than Henry’s own damaged reputation took another serious battering.

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Maradona banned from World Cup draw

Diego Maradona

By Duncan Mackay

December 2 – Diego Maradona (pictured), one of the greatest players in history and now Argentina’s coach, has been told by FIFA that he is not welcome in Cape Town at the draw for next year’s World Cup.

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Houllier and Dein united on video technology

By Andrew Warshaw in Johannesburg

December 1 – Two of world football’s most respected statesmen have called for the immediate introduction of goal line technology as a result of the infamous Thierry Henry handball that is showing no sign of being taken off the game’s agenda.

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Oscar winning actress to join Beckham at World Cup draw

By Duncan Mackay in Johannesburg

December 1 – South African Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (pictured) has been named as the guest presenter for the 2010 World Cup draw in Cape Town on Friday, and will be joined on stage by a host of sporting celebrities including David Beckham, Haile Gebrselassie and Makhaya Ntini.

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