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The final

Written on: Sunday July 11th, 2010

A journal entry from: World Cup 2010

Seeing Nelson Mandela at the stadium turned what would have been a fanatastic night into something very special indeed.

 

From Adam Connors on Jul 13th, 2010

South Africa's Soccer City has celebrated the World Cup closing ceremony with singers performing melodies of local music from urban hip-hop to a cappella chorals. Former President Nelson Mandela waved to the tens of thousands of fans, drawing thunderous applause as he was driven onto the pitch. The World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain is underway and we're joined by four-time World Cup visitor Liam Cosgrave live at half-time in the stadium at Soccer City. He's speaking with Geraldine Coutts. <a href="http://yna.adamconnors.net/network/mental-notes/mental-notes-july-2010-20100712.html">Listen to interview</a>