Following a grand opening ceremony, South Africa and Mexico would face each other in the opening fixture of FIFA World Cup 2010 at the Soccer City ground in Johannesburg today (11 June). It is pretty much understandable that the 94,700-capacity stadium would not have any empty seat when the Bafana Bafana takes on the Mexicans in the Group A match.
The match starts at 14:00 GMT and 16:00 local time. In
, the match begins at 09:00 AM CDT (Central Daylight Time). In Mexico United States, the match kicks off in New York at 10:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) and in at 07:00 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). California
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It could be a pressure for the South African players as there are huge expectations from them, while they could also capitalize on the home advantage. No host country in the history has ever got out of the group stage in World Cup. It is sure that
would not like to be the first. South Africa
Itumeleng Khune, Siboniso Gaxa, Lucas Thwala, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bongani Khumalo, Aaron Mokoena, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Teko Modise, Steven Pienaar, Katlego Mphela, Siphiwe Tshabalala
Oscar Perez, Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido, Paul Aguilar, Ricardo Osorio, Rafael Marquez, Gerardo Torrado, Giovani dos Santos, Carlos Vela, Efrain Juarez, Javier Hernandez