World Cup Preparations in South Africa

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The World Cup has been held every four years since 1930, with two exceptions during World War II. The first was in Montevideo, Uruguay, and this is the first on the continent of Africa. South Africa, where soccer is the sport of the black majority, has spent almost $4 billion on preparations. But, in a country of widespread deprivation, there’s some resentment over the billions spent to build facilities that could become white elephants. Other than South Africans, Americans have bought more tickets than anyone else. How will the US team do in Saturday’s big test against England? 

Credits

Guests:
Scott Baldauf - Africa Bureau Chief, Christian Science Monitor, Steven Goff - Soccer Writer, Washington Post, Barry Glendenning - Guardian - @bglendenning, John Nauright - Director, George Mason University's Academy of International Sport

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman