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Old 07-01-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Is anyone watching?
Anyone have favourite teams?
It's big in Canada, almost as popular as the Olympics.

I'm also curious if this has got the interest of the African American community. Why?

- It's the first time ever the World Cup is being hosted on African soil.

- It's the first time ever 5 African teams were allowed to compete in the World Cup;
previously only 1 African team was allowed out of 62-63 nations to go to the World Cup.
They probably allowed 5 teams to compete because it would seem unfair on African soil to allow numerous South American teams yet one African team.
There's negotiations about allowing 6 African teams to compete in the next World Cup.

- It's the first major world event that I've seen in Africa that is positive... and FUN!!!

- It's put a big, positive spotlight on Africa these past few months.
Canadian media has had a lot of interesting programs about modern Africa and individual successful Africans,
like the woman who dared to invent "girls soccer" in Egypt which has now spread throughout the Arab world.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Red face Please move this thread to the Sports Forum

I forgot there is a sports forum on CD.
I would probably get some replies there.
Thanks.
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