1. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"I think progress is really clear. We are very pleased with what has happened in South Africa in the past two months."
-- FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi on work that had been done in South Africa on World Cup 2010 stadiums and related buildings since the beginning of the year. His optimistic remarks came amid reports FIFA was growing increasingly impatient with what it saw as the slow pace of stadium construction in South Africa, the first nation on the African continent to host the World Cup.
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