2010 World Cup South Africa

These host cities will be at the center of the soccer world in 2010 By: By Kenneth Shapiro

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Johannesburg  // (c) City of Johannesburg 2009

 Johannesburg //
(c) City of Johannesburg 2009

With 26 billion people following the 2010 World Cup, the world’s attention will be squarely on these South African cities next July. Here’s where you can go for more information.

Cape Town, Green Point Stadium
Cape Town, at the foot of iconic Table Mountain, is a cosmopolitan city with beautiful natural surrounds.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=19224/index.html

Johannesburg, Ellis Park Stadium
 Jozi, as it’s called, is a financial Juggernaut on the African continent. Pulsating with energy and drive, Johannesburg is a hub of culture and excitement.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=1268/index.html

Mangaung / Bloemfontein, Free State Stadium
Mangaung / Bloemfontein’s open spaces reflect the openness of its people — friendly, warm and quietly dignified.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=21556/index.html

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth has a nearly 25-mile stretch of immaculate beaches in a protected bay.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=4961/index.html

Nelspruit, Mbombela Stadium
Surrounded by some of the country’s most spectacular game reserves and the famous Kruger National Park, Nelspruit offers visitors more than just soccer.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=57127/index.html

Polokwane, Peter Mokaba Stadium
Polokwane is often described as a vibrant, busy and colorful wonderland in a sea of grasslands, surrounded by scenic mountains.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=49568/index.html

Rustenburg, Royal Bafokeng Stadium
In the heart of the savannah bushveld is the city of Rustenburg, brimming with natural beauty at the foot of the Magaliesburg Mountains.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=40341/index.html

Tshwane/Pretoria, Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Tshwane/Pretoria’s rich and colorful heritage makes the city come alive with a unique blend of new and old.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/cities/city=20178/index.html

For more information:
www.fifa.com/worldcup/

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