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South Africa will be joined at the World Cup by Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Nigeria and Algeria at the finals, making it the largest ever contingent of African teams. But does that make it the strongest? World Football's in South Africa to find out.
We visit the 'Football for Hope' centre in Cape Town to look at the social issues and the impact the world cup is aiming to have on a country, where crime and the spread of HIV are top of the Agenda
Presenter Alan Green talks World Cup matters with two legends of the game England's John Barnes and Argentina' Ossie Ardiles.