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FIFA and Sepp Blatter Break South African Hearts with this

South African soccer fans will remember July 6 in two very different ways. Today, the country lost badly in the boardroom but won one of its greatest games in history.

TimesLIVE recounted how former FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced in Zurich that Germany would be hosting the 2006 FIFA World Cup, edging out South Africa by a vote of 12 to 11.

Charles Dempsey, the head of football for Oceania and a New Zealander, mysteriously declined to cast a vote for South Africa.

New Zealand Magazine The head of the German football federation, Theo Zwanziger, said in a story published by Stuff in 2015 that the 78-year-old had been bribed by unknown parties. The year 2019 will provide much more positive associations with the date. In the round of sixteen of the Africa Cup of Nations, Bafana Bafana defeated Egypt 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium.

Thembinkosi Lorch, star of Orlando Pirates, scored in the 85th minute to silence the crowd of 85,000 Egyptians after a beautiful pass exchange with Themba Zwane and Lebohang Mothiba. Stuart Baxter's team advanced to the quarterfinals with the result, however they were eliminated by Nigeria in a 2-1 score.


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