It’s been 8 years since South Africa hosted the first Soccer World Cup on African Soil. The sense of unity, as a nation came together to host possibly the biggest sporting event on the globe, was palpable. Sounds of vuvuzelas, flags flapping in the wind, the roar of full stadiums and camaraderie – this was the Soccer World Cup 2010.
If you’re a soccer fan, your time is here, the Russia World Cup 2018 kicks off today. This prestigious event sees 32 international soccer teams converge to see who will come out on top.
Soccer fans from South Africa (and the rest of The world) who could not be in Russia for the festivities will be able to catch all of the live games on their TVs. As Russian locals are gripped in World Cup fever, we cannot help but remember the electrifying atmosphere 8 years ago.
Do you remember where you watched the opening ceremony? We wish we could rewind the clock and relive that moment of true South African ubuntu. But, since we can’t… we’ll reminisce!
— Michelle Isaacs (@michelleisza) November 3, 2016
— Michael Bentley (@mike_bentls) June 12, 2014
— Tomasz Chabiniak (@tchabiniak) June 11, 2018
— Neal Collins (@nealcol) June 8, 2018
2010 Fifa World Cup the 🐐 World Cup >>>
— 1942 Flows (@Lungelo_dlam) June 13, 2018
wow the south africa 2010 world cup will never be topped huh
— sitting (@renatawhat) June 13, 2018
Just a little reminder that Paul the Octopus called 11/13 games right at the 2010 World Cup. RIP big man pic.twitter.com/v043dDxSqi
— James Robinson ✍🏻 (@JamesRobDT) June 13, 2018
I saw someone tweet ‘I still remember the 2010 world cup clearly’ the other day & cried a little inside 😔
— Yugal Subedi 🔴 (@yugalsubedi) June 13, 2018
Paul the Octopus
Shakira – Waka Waka
South Africa’s dancing
No goal line technology
K’NAAN – Wavin’ Flag
Handball and heartbreak
A first time winner
On this day in 2010, one of the greatest World Cup tournaments began. pic.twitter.com/lXl9D5GYnN
— bet365 (@bet365) June 11, 2018
On this day…8 years ago… @siphiweshabba scored a screamer for the 1st goal of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in the opening game hosted in South Africa. It was an iconic moment, kicking off the very 1st Fifa World Cup on African soil. #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/jy49bBYFIz
— The Social Sports Club (@sportsbae_ZA) June 11, 2018