South Africa World Cup 101: Why is it in Johannesburg?
In 2004, Africa was selected for the first time to host the South Africa World Cup. The competition was between South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. In May of that year, South Africa won the bid.
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Since 1930, World Cup games have been held every four years (except during World War II), in Italy, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Sweden, Chile, England, Mexico, West Germany, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Italy, USA, France, jointly in Korea and Japan, and Germany.Skip to next paragraph
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The next World Cup will be held in Brazil in 2014.
World Cup 101:
- World Cup 101: Why is the World Cup in South Africa?
- World Cup 101: Is South Africa really prepared to host the World Cup?
- World Cup 101: Who’s favored to win it all?
- World Cup 101: How does the tournament work?
- World Cup 101: Why is the World Cup such a big deal?
- As World Cup 2010 kicks off, where South Africa stands 16 years after apartheid
- World Cup news coverage
- Readers weigh in: Why do you watch the World Cup?