South Africa's dwindling hopes

Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys sees the mood in Johannesburg go from joy to pain as Bafana lose.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Johannesburg as the prospect of a dream World Cup run by the hosts' Bafana Bafana team turns to dread that South Africa will be the worst-ever home nation.

    A 3-0 defeat to Uruguay is the heaviest inflicted on a home nation since 1970.

    Even a victory against 2006 runners-up France in the last group game may not be enough to see the hosts through.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.