Friday, 11 June 2010

World Cup Soccer 2010 in South Africa

No, this isn't going to be a long post... it's a start that will log my experiences as a South African in Cape Town....

Let's start with a blast on the Vuvuzela:
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Athlone Towers:   )_(   )_(
It took me a while to find that text logo of Table Mountain (Cape Town)...

Have U got Ur free #WC2010 Desktop app (also Linux and iPhone) to keep track of the points etc? With free web updates:

Cool Twitter art (awesome stuff from
91 characters - but I still can't get it to show in my Twitter?
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This text art doesn't quite fit into 140 chars (South Africa):

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 / ____|           | | | |         /\    / _|    (_)          
| (___   ___  _   _| |_| |__      /  \  | |_ _ __ _  ___ __ _ 
 \___ \ / _ \| | | | __| '_ \    / /\ \ |  _| '__| |/ __/ _` |
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|_____/ \___/ \__,_|\__|_| |_| /_/    \_\_| |_|  |_|\___\__,_|

Get notified when tickets become available on the ticketing web site:

Tip: RT @MarcForrest: Idea: if you are taking your kids to the soccer, write your cell number on their arm with permanent marker. If they get lost you can be called

Remember not to take flags on poles or sticks - they are not allowed into the stadiums :(

Free Nokia 6110 Navigator program from the Nokia Ovi store: 
Update on Sat 03 July: This app is not very good :(  It doesn't give the standings of the final rounds - not much use!  I have UNinstalled it :(  If you have any other free Symbian apps, then please add a comment to share with me.... thanks :) 
AP 2010 World Cup Coverage: with  live FIFA game data.  Follow your team throughout South Africa and enjoy a feature-rich multimedia experience with live game scores, schedules, standings, and more.  Additional features include star player profiles, photos and videos, venue information and interactive voting to pick your favorites. Available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.  Click here to go to the Nokia Ovi store and download the free app to your phone (excl. data costs on your phone):  AP 2010 World Cup Coverage

Final standings: Fifa 2010 tournament on Sun 11 July 2010 (thanks to

Yup, it's over... and what a host South Africa has been - we did it! We did it! We felt it! We enjoyed it! We represented the whole of Africa! We did it! We did it! We welcomed the world! We caught criminals  in the act - and some of those were not South Africans! - Some were soccer teams' entourages! We are proud! We are united! We are South Africans! We are proud!
And to celebrate, as heard on John Maytham's show this morning (4th July) on Cape Talk 567 and Radio702, let's all celebrate by "Keeping the flag alive" and "keep the flag waving", and "fly the South African flag" long after the World Cup is over.

Draftfcb South Africa has launched a National campaign to retain the energy and passion unleashed by the 2010 spectacular.  See here for more:

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