On 15 May 2004, the headlines of the BBC Sport section read:
"South Africa has won the right to host the 2010 World Cup finals after holding off the challenge of Morocco"

It was one of countless headlines involving the subject after it was announced at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich that South Africa would host the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament... the biggest sporting event on Earth!

What followed was a nation divided with mixed feelings about the country's ability to host the tournament, t...

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