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Football makes gleeful return to coronavirus-scarred Wuhan

Football makes gleeful return to coronavirus-scarred Wuhan

27 May 2020 - For nearly three months football enthusiasts in Wuhan were left kicking their heels indoors as the coronavirus raged in the Chinese city at the epicentre of the outbreak. But since the harsh lockdown on the city of 11 million people ended in early April...

Illegal football match sparks anxiety in French virus hotspot

Illegal football match sparks anxiety in French virus hotspot

27 May 2020 - An illegal football match played in France's eastern city of Strasbourg sparked fears on Tuesday the game could lead to a resurgence of the coronavirus virus in one of the worst-affected areas in the country. The match, played on Sunday between...

Durban U19 International Football Tournament

The Durban U19 International Football Tournament is a unique competition initiated by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and the eThekwini Municipality in conjunction with the South African Football Association (SAFA).

Since its inception in 2014, the tournament sees six international teams plus a SAFA U19 squad as well as the KZN Football Academy competing against each other over a 10-day period to determine the champions of the U19 tournament.

The eight teams are drawn into two groups of four in a public draw conducted by the tournament organisers and SAFA. The top two finishers from each group advance to the semi finals of the tournament to compete for a place in the finals where the overall champions are crowned.

South Africa is the only country on the African continent to stage a competition of this nature to date.

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