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WC2010 : Day 1

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Sunny Saffers show
Dung beetle dribbles football
The big kick off

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Opening gambit
Words of truth, hope, happiness
Tears of joy tumble

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Notes

Happiness but tinged with sadness too for the Mandela family …


South African president Jacob Zuma:

“Firstly let me convey the message from our icon, who wanted to be with us to greet you before the start of the match but unfortunately there was a tragedy in the Mandela family. But he said the game must start, you must enjoy the game. Ladies and gentlemen, we as a country are humbled by this honour to host one of the biggest tournaments of the world. Africa is indeed happy. This is the African World Cup… I declare the 2010 Fifa World Cup open.”

Fifa president Sepp Blatter:

“The Fifa World Cup is in South Africa. Thank you. Congratulations to the African population, thank you to South Africa that we can stage this World Cup here. A dream came true even if he’s not here tonight, but the spirit of Mandela is in Soccer City.”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2010-day-1/