World Cup Live: South Africa v. Mexico
Pierre Tristam | June 11, 2010
Terrible news to open this World Cup from South Africa: Nelson Mandela was supposed to be at the opening ceremony and the opening match between South Africa and Mexico. Instead he’s at his great granddaughter Zenani’s funeral. The 13 year old was killed by a drunk driver last night as she was walking back from a World Cup celebration. “But the spirit of Nelson Mandela is in soccer city,” FIFA’s president says.