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South Africa World Cup countdown

06-11-2010 19:09 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

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As the sun rose over the Great Point Stadium in Cape Town and Soweto's Soccer City stadium, the countdown for the World Cup is nearly over. We are now only two hours away from the beginning of the tournament.

It is the first World Cup to be held on African soil and the home team, will kick off football's greatest stage with a match against Mexico at Soccer City.

Excitement and expectation continues to build in the country ahead of the football tournament.

The event, as it does every four years attracts international celebrities and figures from the world of entertainment, sports and politics including US Vice President Joe Biden and Brazilian football legend Pele.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela will not attend the opening match of the soccer World Cup.


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