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“Yes we did!”

Author: · August 20. 2010 · 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

If the question on everyone’s lips prior to South Africa’s staging of the FIFA 2010 World Cup was “Can we make this work?’  then the resounding answer from South Africa and the world was “Yes we can!” and, indeed more accurately, “Yes we did!” 

Hundreds of thousands of fans, their now-famous Vuvuzelas in full cry, sounded the call to come together – and throughout that most magical month, the visiting world and South Africans alike united in celebration and participation in the myriad World Cup festivities – not the least forgetting the 64 thrilling matches of the beautiful game itself.

The 2010 World Championships was one of those all too rare and triumphant occasions for everyone of us who engaged with this most stirring event. And for a while, in a proud and joyful international display, all hearts seem to beat as one.

All EduSA-affiliated language schools with their international student bodies formed the perfect complement the largest international sporting event and sporting party taking place anywhere in the world. South Africa was then, and we believe remains so now, the greatest place to be on our planet!

Our individual schools, for their part, and our country as a whole hosted an awesome, super-friendly and highly efficient football tournament that will be lastingly remembered. It seems clear that many visitors will be returning to South Africa as students over the months and years to come.
We welcome you all!

Gavin


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1 comment

  1. Johannes

    Oh Yes!

    What an intoxicating piece of writing!

    You know, the true task of literature is to conserve something special in a special moment in order to make it reaccessible for the future.
    Simply by reading it, this text makes the feeling alive that enchanted our world in the football-months of 2010.

    THIS ROCKS.

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