Controversial former University of the Witwatersrand SRC president Mcebo Dlamini was denied bail in .
l "I am not really superstitious but (assistant coach) Hansi Flick and others basically forced me to put it back on - it brought us four goals in each of the matches. There's no way I'm changing my sweater, or even washing it." - Germany coach Joachim Loew on the lucky cashmere sweater that he has worn at the World Cup.
l "The captain's role has brought me a lot of pleasure. It's a real joy. Why would I want to give it back?" - Philipp Lahm on captaining Germany in the absence of regular skipper Michael Ballack, who missed the tournament because of injury.
l "I invited our squad to come to the presidential palace. The players refused because they felt they did not deserve such an accolade but I believe they are wrong because they all deserved it and I will wait for them." -Argentina president Cristina Kirchner.
l "I don't think he does this deliberately, but he is a player who is incredibly fast and creative. Very often he faces an opponent and he may fall or get pushed. Maybe it happened in the past, when he maybe could have avoided it, but I think he has learned from this and doesn't do it anymore." - Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk defends Arjen Robben from accusations of diving.
l "It has happened before when a footballer is on the goal-line and handled the ball. It was an instinctive reaction. (Luis) Suarez could not foresee that Ghana would miss a penalty." - Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez, angry that his team had been accused of cheating their way into the World Cup semifinals. - Sapa-AFP