Ok here is a round-up of what’s happened and what will be happening in the world of sport this week.
- The streets of Durban came alive with the colours of Cameroon, Paraguay, Nigeria and Algeria on Thursday as it rounded off its 2010 FIFA World Cup activities with a traffic-stopping street parade. The city hosted its last game of the tournament on Wednesday, when Spain beat Germany 1-0 in the semi-final held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
- The long awaited SWC Final between Spain and Netherlands kicks off this weekend at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Let us know who you think is going to win, my money is on the Netherlands.
- The SWC closing ceremony takes place too, before the tournament’s final match. The high-light of the ceremony will be the much anticipated performance of Colombian pop star Shakira who will perform her hit song Waka Waka with local act Freshlyground. The 30-minute ceremony will start at 18:30 at Soccer City and will be a “colourful, celebratory tribute” to the tournament, the fans and their experiences during the month-long event.
- Don’t forget the little guys. Yes the Tri Nations begins again this weekend, where our men in green and gold will open with their first match against the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday. John Smit and the guys look like they are rearing to go and let’s hope they kick some All Black butt on their home turf.
Good luck everyone.