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World Cup 2010

A maker of luxury travel goods recently launched an advertisement campaign.  Video and magazine ads show three men playing table football and laughing in a coffee shop in Madrid, Spain.  They are Pele, Maradona and Zidane.  Only one name identifies each of them to the world.  They talk about football and life.

The ad has gained much attention on the Web, possibly because it captures something about one sporting event.  It says: “Three exceptional journeys.  One historic game.”  The game may be historic.  But for football glory, the World Cup must be a part of the journey.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup opens today in South Africa.   It is the first time that the world’s biggest sports event will be held in Africa.  FIFA’s head, Sepp Blatter, announced the decision six years ago to cheers and celebration. Continue reading here

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Source : VOA News

More Resources

- VOA Coverage of World Cup 2010 here

- South Africa Tourism here

- South Africa – Diski – How To here

- Proud to be an African here

- Video by Shakira featuring Freshlyground performing Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) here

- South African Tourism | Andrew Skurka | South Africa here

- 20 Years On – Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s Freedom Part 1, 2 and 3

- 17 Best Websites To Watch FIFA World Cup 2010 Live Online For Free here

- Los Angeles World Cup Soccer Bars and Football Pubs here

- An American Soccer Fan here

- The Facebook Guide to the World Cup here

- The Best Sites For Learning About The World Cup here

- World Cup 2010 (BBC News) here

- World Cup 2010 (Breaking News) here

- 42 World Cup lessons here

- World Cup English here

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