South Africa is gearing up to host the 2010 football World Cup, to be played in 10 stadiums in nine host cities across the country.

It is the first time the tournament has been held in an African country and the nation is justly proud.

This extended footage ahead of the 100-day countdown was filmed by Joao Duarte, Al Jazeera's senior cameraman based in South Africa.

Source: Al Jazeera