Africa is to hold the Fifa 2010 World Cup
for the first time [EPA] 
For the first time the Fifa World Cup will be held on the continent of Africa.

In 2010, the world's football fans will converge on Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg as the country works to display the new South Africa, the 'Rainbow Nation'. But will they suceed?

Amid cost overruns, high rates of violent crime and charges of corruption what image will the world come away with?

One of a unified, post apartheid South Africa or a nation as divided as ever?

Join Riz Khan for a special broadcast from Cape Town with the CEO of the 2010 organising committee, Danny Jordaan - who many South Africans regard as a hero for his efforts to bring the games to South Africa. 

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Your comments:

I think, is about time Africa host the world cup and show the world that they too can host a major tournament like wold cup. It will have the best opening of any tournament in the world (with the African dance, culture being displayed to the world).
Axmed Omar London, UK

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