Mexico vs. South Africa on Day 1 of World Cup schedule
It's Mexico vs. South Africa, followed by Uruguay vs. France, in the opening matches of the World Cup schedule. ESPN will have live coverage, or you can watch World Cup 2010 online – for a fee.
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FRIDAY (June 11):
- Opening day ceremony, 1 pm (7 am EST)
- Mexico vs. South Africa, 4 pm (10 am EST)
- Uruguay vs. France, 8:30 pm (2:30 pm EST)
American musician R Kelly headlined a pre-match ceremony that included 1,500 performers showcasing music and dance from the six African countries participating in the tournament.
"This is the best opening ceremony I've ever seen. It is brilliant," The Guardian wrote in its live blog.