All eyes on South Africa: World Cup 2010

Jun 3, 2010

The tension is building to a climax as the world focuses its attention on the largest sporting event in the world. The 2010 FIFA World Cup is set to begin action this week, the storylines are unfolding as per usual any large sporting event. But the real story might be that of the host country and its people, 16 years removed from a vicious system of racial segregation, South Africa is hosting the World Cup. But with the good comes the bad, many South African’s think that FIFA has ravaged the nationalism of the games, with the mascot being made in China, the theme song from Colombian pop star Shakira and the official restaurant being McDonald’s. Add on to that ticket issues that don’t allow for a large number of South African’s to attend the games, and you have a host city that feels forgotten. Guest host David Lazarus out how the locals feel about the games, and how FIFA has done in including their wishes.

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