The South Africa Angle

The finals curtain

June 9, 2010
So here we are then. Just 1,430 days since Zinedine Zidane plunged his dome into the chest of Marco Materazzi and after hundreds of qualifiers, swathes of managerial changes, numerous sex scandals and one infamous handball, the World Cup is finally upon us. That means the end is nigh for this column but, like Theo Walcott, we hope to take our leave gracefully.

Since the start of December, The South Africa Angle has been chronicling preparations for the World Cup finals, watching as the ...

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