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Football supporters, 2010

Football supporters, 2010

New Zealanders were among the many visitors to South Africa during the 2010 Football World Cup. South Africans saw having the tournament as a chance to introduce people to their country, but there were widely held fears that venues would not be ready, or that security would be a problem. But the event, marked by the sound of vuvuzelas (a kind of trumpet used by audiences at South African events), was a great success. New Zealanders were particularly delighted by it, as the New Zealand All Whites bowed out unbeaten. 

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Megan Cook, 'Africa and New Zealand - Africa and New Zealand in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012