South Africa welcomes the world

Sports great adventure finally got under way again on Friday, bringing to an end months if not years of great anticipation as the host nation South Africa opened up World Cup 2010 with a draw against Mexico.

With a rather huge home side advantage in the stands, the Banfana Banfana nearly took the opener, a possibility that would have set the host nation even more alive than it has seemed thus far, adding to the euphoria as they welcome the world to the first African hosted celebration of football…

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