The World Cup 2010 match of Uruguay vs. France kicked off Friday in Cape Town. Amid still-prevalent crime and segregation in post-apartheid South Africa, a soccer academy in a nearby suburb tries to keep boys out of trouble.
Amid the blare of horns and the waving of flags at the 2010 World Cup, friendly nationalism is running high. South Africans predicted victory against Mexico, and US Vice President Joe Biden taunted the English.
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.
World Cup stalwart Mexico should hand South Africa its first defeat, but don’t underestimate the power of homefield advantage. Mexico vs. South Africa kicks off at 10 am EST.
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.
On the eve of World Cup 2010 in South Africa, thousands of fans clad in all colors converged for a concert in front of Cape Town City Hall, filling the air with the din of vuvuzelas and honking horns.
South Africa is a model of racial reconciliation following decades of apartheid, with a burgeoning black middle class. But high crime, unequal wealth, and social tensions persist as the nation hosts World Cup 2010.
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Ivory Coast's defender Kolo Toure (c.) heads the ball next to Japan's forward Takayuki Morimoto (r.) during a friendly match between the national soccer teams of Ivory Coast and Japan at the Stade de Tourbillon in Sion on June 4 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Ivory Coast will play in group G and Japan will play in group E.
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