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World Cup opening night—and why Fifa needs a new leader

By David Goldblatt  

South African fans blow vuvzelas before the opening match between Mexico and South Africa

Yesterday I took the highway up the Peninsula into Cape Town. Set slightly further west than the railway, it winds its way through the hills and some of the Western Cape’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. In Constantia, where a series of traffic lights slow the flow through this zone of affluence, vendors take their chances. Normally they would be hawking coat hangers,…

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