South Africa 2010

So South Africa was awarded the honour of hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the first time the tournament has gone to an African nation.

South Africa, which narrowly lost out to Germany in the race to host the 2006 World Cup, was chosen ahead of a trio of north African bids from Morocco, Egypt and Libya.

Former president Nelson Mandela, who had made an emotive case for South Africa’s bid on Friday, climbed on to the stage and joyfully lifted the World Cup trophy.

Tunisia already pulled out it’s bid for the 2010 World Cup a few days ago.

[More: CNN]

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