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  1. Bloemfontein: 2010 Host City

    The city of Bloemfontein, known as the ’City of Roses’, is the capital of South Africa’s Free State Province in central South Africa, and it also serves as the country’s judicial capital. Bloemfontein is home to the Free State Stadium, …


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  2. Cape Town: 2010 Host City

    Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city, and it’s the site of the third-largest World Cup 2010 venue, the 69,070-capacity Cape Town Stadium. Cape Town, which is the legislative capital of South Africa, was the first permanent European settlement …


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  3. Rustenburg: 2010 Host City

    Rustenburg’s name may translate into ‘Place of Rest’, but it will be anything but come June when the World Cup comes to the city located in South Africa’s North West Province. Rustenburg was founded in 1851, and it’s grown to …


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  4. Nelspruit: 2010 Host City

    The Mbombela Stadium, one of the five new venues for World Cup 2010, is located in the northeastern city of Nelspruit. The city is home to more than 200,000 people, making it one of the tournament’s smallest host cities. Nelspruit …


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  5. Pretoria: 2010 Host City

    Pretoria, the national capital of South Africa, is the location of the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, which will serve as host for six World Cup 2010 ties. The city, in the Gauteng Province in northern South Africa, was founded in 1855 …


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  6. Durban: 2010 Host City

    Durban, on the eastern coast of South Africa, is the country’s third-largest city, and its population will increase by at least a few more thousand or so for next year. Seven World Cup matches are set to be held at …


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  7. Polokwane: 2010 Host City

    Polokwane, formerly known as Pietersburg, is the location of the Peter Mokaba Stadium, which will host four group stage matches at World Cup 2010. The town, which is the capital of the Limpopo Province in northeastern South Africa, was founded …


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  8. Port Elizabeth: 2010 Host City

    The beautiful Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth is known as the ‘Friendly City’, and it will certainly be welcoming thousands of visitors with open arms in the near future. The city is home to the newly-built Nelson Mandela Bay …


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  9. Johannesburg: 2010 Host City

    The most – and most important – action at World Cup 2010 will take place in Johannesburg, where nearly a quarter of the tournament’s 64 matches will be held. South Africa’s biggest city is home to Soccer City, the tournament’s …


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  10. Coca-Cola Park: 2010 Venue

    Though the shiny new Soccer City gets the privilege to host the tournament’s two biggest matches, Johannesburg’s other World Cup 2010 venue, Coca-Cola Park, will have more than its share of action. Coca-Cola Park played host to five matches in …


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  11. Soccer City: 2010 Venue

    On July 11, 2010, nearly 95,000 spectators will be packed into Johannesburg’s Soccer City, which for at least a day will be the center of the football universe. After 63 matches, seven of which will also be at Soccer City, …


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  12. Cape Town Stadium: 2010 Venue

    One of the stadiums that will see the most use at World Cup 2010 is the aptly named Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town. Cape Town Stadium is one of the new stadiums that is still under construction at the …


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