SA play Mexico in Jhb

2009-12-04 20:24
A Bafana Bafana supporter (File)

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Cape Town - Host nation South Africa will face Mexico in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup.

South Africa is ranked 86th in the world and will find a tough opponent in the world's 15th ranked team on June 11.

On the other hand, it will be able to count on the support of many in the 87 000-capacity Soccer City stadium.

A huge gasp went up from the 3 000-strong crowd when Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron drew Mexico to play the opener.

The picking of South Africa's opponent for the opening match was one of the most anticipated moments of the World Cup draw ceremony.

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