World Cup 2010-Road to the World Cup
Former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich after it was announced that South Africa will host the World Cup 2010.Johannesburg
Soccer supporters celebrate in downtown Johannesburg after the announcement that South Africa was chosen to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup.Game Ball
Organizing committee member Danny Jordaan and FIFA president Joseph Blatter during the presentation of the official 2010 World Cup match ball.World Cup Draw
A general view of the stage and boards showing results from the World Cup draw at the International Convention Centre on December 4, 2009.
Official World Cup 2010 mascot Zakumi poses with Green Point Stadium in the background during the Cape Town Mayoral Reception in 2009.Worker Strike
Construction workers dance as they go on strike for higher wages near the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, July 8, 2009.Pretoria
Residents protest over poor service in Pretoria. They are demanding the government supply them with houses, electricity, running water and flushing toilets.Johannesburg
FIFA president Joseph Blatter kicks a soccer ball during a press trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 of his 27 years in prison.
Huge inflatable soccer balls swim in front of a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.Ticket Sales
People queue to purchase World Cup tickets at the Maponya shopping mall in Soweto. Fans flocked to ticket centers with coffee, chairs, pillows and blankets.Ticket Sales
A woman celebrates after purchasing World Cup tickets during the first day of the opening ticketing centers.Ticket Sales
A South African student is pressed against a glass door at a 2010 FIFA World Cup ticket sales office in Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, South Africa.
New Zealand Football Chairman Frank van Hattum looks at the FIFA World Cup trophy as it's displayed at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland, NZ.Children Watch Soccer
In this photo taken April 24, 2010, boys watch an English Premier League soccer match at the Prisons Hall in Nairobi, Kenya.Makarapas
An employee preparing a hardhat known as 'Makarapas'-a miner hat that is cut and painted by fans and adorned with team colors.Diego Maradona
Argentina's head coach Diego Maradona speaks to the media on June 1, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa.
The International Broadcasting Centre Control Room at the IBC head offices in Johannesburg, located next to Soccer City Stadium.Mandela Bridge
A worker installs a banner on the Nelson Mandela bridge in Johannesburg. The bridge is being festooned with banners, flashing lights and flags.K'naan
Hiphop artist K'naan performs his song Wavin Flag on June 01, 2010 in Witbank, South Africa. K'naan will be performing in at the FIFA World Cup concert.Fan Flags
Bozana Pestalic sews a fan flag for the FIFA World Cup at Germany's flag and banner company "FahnenFleck" in Pinneberg, Germany in June, 2010.