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Foreign football fans who visited South Africa for the 2010 World Cup have given South Africa a convincing thumbs up for hosting the event. About 92% has said they would recommend South Africa to friends or family as a holiday destination. An overwhelming 96% of visitors said there is a possibility that they would return to South Africa.
One of the things the 2010 world cup final between The Netherlands and Spain will be remembered for, except of course for a Spanish victory and Nigel de Jong kicking Xabi Alonso in the chest , is how referee Howard Webb dished out a record number of 14 yellow cards.
South Africa can be proud. Super proud. Uber proud. Why? Because the country and its people have shown the world what they are all about. This land has managed to prove the nay-sayers wrong, by showing them that t the Rain Bow nation is more then the usual clichés. South Africa and South Africans are therefore the true winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Attendance at South Africa’s 2010 World Cup stadiums would has reached three million after the semi-final between Germany and Spain, FIFA has said
Yesterday Thousands of capetonians and visitors, from all walks of live gathered in Cape Town’s city center for what would be the very last Soccer World Cup fan Walk. Stretching fron the Grand Parade, Home of Cape Town’s Fan Fest, to the football stadium this route has been one of the most successful world cup events in South Africa’s Mother City.
In the Round of 16, the second phase of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, England was given a thorough hiding by Germany in Bloemfontein this afternoon. Yesterday, Africa erupted in utter joy when Ghana – the only remaining Afrian country in the world cup – beat the USA with 2-1.
Last night the Chicharito’s proved to be too strong for Les Bleus. The match between Mexico and France, which was held in Polokwane, ended in a smashing 2-0 for the Mexicans, leaving the French close to tears.
A special World Cup Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital, has sentenced a man to three years in jail for the possession of a couple of dozen stolen 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets.
The rest of the week, South Africa will be staging several exciting World Cup matches. Please find the schedule of the games scheduled for the rest of this week (June 17 – June 20) below:
South Africans from all backgrounds have reacted in disappointment and frustration at Uruguay’s victory in their football match against Bafana Bafana, their second showdown during the 2010 World Cup.
The first 2010 FIFA World Cup match at the Cape Town Stadium took place yesterday, 11 June 2010, was one to remember. According to the City of Cape Town, no major incidents were reported and fans came out in true South African and Cape Town style and had ‘lekker party’.
Many people have asked me the following question over and over again: Can I take my camera to the stadiums during the world cup? The short answer is yes, but there are some things you need to keep in mind.
Before you toddle off to one of the world cup stadiums to watch your team make its way to victory, please bear in mind that some items are prohibited. FIFA head quarters has set a few regulations with regards what you can and cannot bring to the stadium. Please view a lost of items you should leave at home below. To be certain of doing the right thing, contact the FIFA World Cup Authorities.
The Dutch national football team has landed in Johannesburg this weekend, five days before the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.