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Billions tunes into FIFA's World Cup 2010

2010-06-12 08:55:37 GMT2010-06-12 16:55:37 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Ten-year-old Tylo Kenneth wears a colored mohawk wig while walking through the spectator zone on the V&A Waterfront Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town will play host to one of the opening matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament on Friday between Uruguay and France. (AP Photo)

Supporters of South Africa blow vuzuzelas during their team's match against Mexico in Johannesburg June 11, 2010. (REUTERS/Radu Sigheti)

A fan of France's national team cheers ahead of the 2010 World Cup Group A soccer match between France and Uruguay at Green Point stadium in CapetownJune 11, 2010. (AP Photo)

A French soccer supporter waves the national flag before the World Cup group A soccer match between Uruguay and France in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday,June 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

A young French supporter blows a trumpet as he waits for the World Cup group A soccer match between Uruguay and France in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday,June 11, 2010. (AP Photo)

As Africa hosts the biggest sporting tournament the world has ever seen, the world is watching. Huddled around television sets in favelas and townships, villages and suburbs, towns and cities across the globe, billions will tune into FIFA's World Cup 2010. By whatever name - football, calcio, futbol - soccer truly is the world's game.

(Agencies)

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