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Confederations Cup claims one life

•FIFA regrets
FIFA announced  on Monday that one of four German journalists injured in a car crash on their way to a Confederations Cup semi-final match has died.

THE CHAMPIONS ••• Brazilian midfielder Kaka (R) poses with the “golden ball” he was awarded as best player of the tournament with Brazilian forward Luis Fabiano who was awarded the “silver ball” after their  FIFA Confederations Cup final football match against United States at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. Brazil won 3-2.  Photo: AFP.
THE CHAMPIONS ••• Brazilian midfielder Kaka (R) poses with the “golden ball” he was awarded as best player of the tournament with Brazilian forward Luis Fabiano who was awarded the “silver ball” after their FIFA Confederations Cup final football match against United States at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. Brazil won 3-2. Photo: AFP.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter sent his condolences to the family of freelance journalist Wolfgang Jost, who was in a car that went out of control on a road to Bloemfontein June 24, when the four men were headed for the semi-final between the United States and Spain. Police said no other car was involved.

“It’s a very sad situation but we are not the masters of our destiny,” Blatter told reporters at the post-Confederations Cup media conference at Ellis Park. Blatter and the media stood for a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to Jost.


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