South Africa marks 10-year anniversary of 2010 World Cup

Siphiwe Tshabalala shot to fame when scoring the opening goal at the 2010 World Cup (photo: BBC Sport)

South Africa marked 10 years since the 2010 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with a flood of memories and an insistence that the tournament legacy remains strong – even if Africa’s teams have underperformed since.

It was on June 11, 2010 that the World Cup kicked off at Soccer City in Johannesburg with the host nation taking on Mexico in a highly-charged game that was hailed as a momentous breakthrough for Africa – hosting one of the world’s two largest sporting gatherings for the first time.

 
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