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South Africa's goalkeeper fails to overcome a fractured finger.
The striker is equal top-scorer for South Africa but is not in the African Cup squad.
The new South Africa coach sees the in-form striker as a key player for Bafana Bafana.
The new South Africa coach is not allowed to lift a pen without a permit.
South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira was left powerless on his first day.
With this World Cup continuing to be one for the favourites, the pressure is building for there to be an eventual upset and with that in mind people see African debutants Ghana as the giant killer in waiting as they face five time champion Brazil.
Brazil have booked their place in the last 16 of Germany 2006, and their final group opponents Japan can join them if they defeat the World Champions in Dortmund, and the other Group F result goes their way.
The talent available to coach Carlos Alberto Parreira means that Brazil must start the tournament as firm favourites. They are already the only nation to win consecutive World Cups and it will take a huge effort from an opponent to stop it happening again.
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