German's backs S.Africa World Cup bid

January 22, 2004
PRETORIA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - South Africa's bid to host the 2010 soccer World Cup was endorsed by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Thursday. Shroeder, speaking at a joint news conference with South African President Thabo Mbeki, said: 'I think it would be right and appropriate for South Africa to be 2010 and I believe the leaders of the German Football Association would agree with me on this.' Football world governing body FIFA will announce the host nation of the tournament, to ...

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