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Ready for the show


Ready for the show


In a few days, South Africa will host the first ever World Cup to held on African soil. The ten stadiums, of which five are brand new, are primed and ready.

Despite the decrease in the number of tourists expected for the event, almost all of the 2,8 million tickets for the 64 matches have been sold.

The only uncertainty, as is the case with most participating teams, is how successful Bafana Bafana will be in their World Cup campaign. South Africa have been drawn in Group A alongside France, Uruguay and Mexico, who they play first on 11 June. There is added pressure for South Africa as they will also attempt to avoid becoming the first host nation not to reach the Round of 16.

Euronews reporter Serge Rombi went to South Africa, where visited the brand new Moses Mabhida Stadium. He also met up with Clive Barker, a legend in South African football after having guided Bafana Bafana to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996. He is also responsible for leading South Africa to their very first World Cup finals in 1998.

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