Nigeria football player Sani Kaita receives at least 1,000 death threats after being sent off during his team's losing game with Greece at the 2010 FIFA World Cup; the Nigerian government and FIFA are involved.
FIFA receives a complaint about its security after a football fan breaks into the dressing room of the England national football team during a 2010 FIFA World Cup game in which the team were booed in South Africa.
Brazil and Zimbabwe play a football game in front of a sell-out crowd in Harare ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the first time since independence that a non-African team has performed in the country. President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai both attend and civil servants are given time off work.
South Africa's team manager Sipho Nkumane and commercial director Victor Nosi are suspended by the South African Football Association (SAFA) one month before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-africa-8675013.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-sports-177572-s-african-football-officials-suspended ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019