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South Africa attracted around 370 000 visitors during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
South Africa has some of the World's finest soccer stadiums, 10 of which hosted matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The largest of these stadiums is FNB Stadium in Soweto, which was known as 'Soccer City' during the World Cup. The massive orange 'cooking pot' hosted the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. With 94 000 seats, FNB Stadium is one of the 20 largest stadiums in the world.
The stadium was the venue for the first World Cup match on African soil, which was a 1-1 draw between South Africa and Mexico.
Other World Cup stadiums in the Gauteng province were Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria and Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
The newly-built Cape Town Stadium hosted some memorable matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, under the name 'Green Point Stadium'. The stadium has 68 000 seats and is likely to host many international football and rugby matches, as well as other big events, in years to come.
Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban is easily recongnisable by its spectacular arch. Less than 1km from the Durban beachfront, this stadium is a sight to behold, particularly at night time. The stadium has 54 000 seats and is also suitable for athletics and cricket.
A sky car runs along the arch, proving passengers with a view of the city, as well as the inside of the stadium.
Other stadiums that hosted matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup were the Mombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenberg and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
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