The Beautiful Game has arrived in South Africa and it is raring to go, reaching out to billions of people around the globe. I sat enthralled watching the opening ceremony last night. Shakira shaking her stuff and singing "Waka waka", the World Cup theme song, really stood out. The sheer infectious enthusiasm displayed by all the artists was amazing and I loved it all.
I urge you to go to the fantastic sites below, where you will find a wealth of activities, resources all dealing with South Africa World Cup 2010.
Italy or England?
You may be wondering which team I will be supporting. Well, it will be both of them! Having lived in England all my life and now living in Italy for the past 2 years, my heart is divided. I decided I didn't want to break it into 2 pieces, so this seems to be the best option and I feel fine about supporting 2 teams equally. Will the Italian manager Fabio Capello lead England to World Cup glory? Will Marcello Lippi lead Italy to a back-to-back World Cup victory? Holders Italy are ready to regain the trophy, according to this article from the Telegraph.
I'm off to watch the opening game between South Africa and Mexico in a short while. May the best team win!
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