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Last updated: 10 june, 2010 - 16:43 GMT

Major figures discuss the importance of Africa's first World Cup

As the first ever World Cup to take place in Africa kicks off in South Africa, the BBC World Service talks to some major figures in the world of sport and the former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan.



Head of the South African World Cup organising committee, Danny Jordaan:

The head of the South African World Cup organising committee, Danny Jordaan

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Fifa secretary general, Jerome Valcke:

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke

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South Africa's Rugby World Cup-winning captain from 1995, Francois Pienaar:

Francois Pienaar, South Africa's rugby world cup winning captain from 1995

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Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan:

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan

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First broadcast 11 June 2010

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