2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony
June 9, 2010 Leave a comment
The much anticipated 2010 World Cup football hosted by South Africa will open tomorrow June 10th with a celebration concert (2.00pm Barbados time).
The event will feature well known acts Shakira, John Legend, Angelique Kidjo, Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas and South African artists and performers. The event will take place at the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg.
The official kickoff will begin the next day June 11th between host nation South Africa and Mexico schedule for 10.00am Barbados time and Uruguay v France 2.30pm Barbados time according to FIFA‘s website.
The 19th FIFA World Cup, first time held on the African continent, will run from June 11th – July 11th, featuring 32 football teams playing in 9 cities across South Africa. Brazil, Spain and England are among favourites to win this year’s cup.
Group A – South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
Group B – Argentina, Nigeria, South Africa, Greece
Group C – England, United states, Algeria, Slovenia
Group D – Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana
Group E – Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon
Group F – Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia
Group G – Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal,
Group H – Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile
Soccer City Stadium – Johnnesburg
Free State Stadium – Bloemfontein
Green Point Stadium – Cape Town
Moses Mabhida – Durban
Ellis Park – Johnnnesburg
Mbombela Stadium – Nelspruit
Peter Mokab Stadium – Polokwane
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – Port Elizabeth
Loftus Versfeld Stadium – Pretoria
Royal Botakeng Stadium – Rustenburg
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