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South Africa set for tournament opener against Mexico

06-11-2010 08:59 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

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The global sports spotlight is shining on South Africa and the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The home national team, whom locals call Bafana Bafana, or "the Boys," will take on Mexico for the historic opening match in Johannesburg later today.

The South Africa squad went through its final practice session at the Soccer City stadium. Team captain Aaron Mokoena says his side is ready to make the country proud. Head coach Carlos Alberto Parreira urged his team to enjoy the moment when they raise the curtain on soccer's biggest event. Parreira's team enters the match on a hot streak. South Africa's gone unbeaten in twelve straight friendlies.

The global sports spotlight is shining on South Africa and the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The home national team, whom locals call Bafana Bafana, or "the Boys," will take on Mexico for the historic opening match in Johannesburg later today.
The global sports spotlight is shining on South Africa and the start of the 2010 
FIFA World Cup. The home national team, whom locals call Bafana Bafana, or 
"the Boys," will take on Mexico for the historic opening match in Johannesburg later

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