Focus on South Africa

Short memories in South Africa

December 3, 2010
By Firdose Moonda
For some, the announcement that Russia and Qatar would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was the equivalent of finding a huge, rectangular box that looks like it may contain a flat screen plasma television underneath your Christmas tree, only to open it and find it was a perverted, oversized way of presenting a few pairs of socks.

The English and the Americans, both of whose bids were proved to be two that would guarantee FIFA a profit, had a justifiable reason to be ticked off. The ...

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