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Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Africa’s first World Cup began Friday amid the buzzing blast of a million vuvuzelas — South Africa’s favorite head-jarring fan instrument. Fans from the 32 nations represented in the tournament have gathered to lose their collective heads in earthâ€™s biggest, most colorful sporting event.
World Cup fever sweeps South Africa, June 11, 2010
South Africa is hosting the19th FIFA World Cup, which began on June 11 and concluded on July 11. This is the first time the tournament was held in Africa. More than 200 national soccer teams began competing three years earlier
for the 32 slots in the tournament. World Cup matches were played in cities across South Africa, including Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.