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Siphiwe Tshabalala with an iconic World Cup moment that none of us will forget. PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

KE NAKO: Relive World Cup 2010 in South Africa

World Cup 2010 was a dream, and its opening goal remains one of the most iconic moments in football history.

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Siphiwe Tshabalala with an iconic World Cup moment that none of us will forget. PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

World Cup 2010 is something that none of us will ever forget.

What a majestic experience. Turn to the person next to you right now and tell them where you were and how you felt when Siphiwe Tshabalala lashed Bafana Bafana into the lead against Mexico.

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World Cup 2010 highlights reel

Suárez becomes public enemy number one

Let’s get the horrible bit out the way first. Uruguay, Liverpool and Barcelona legend Luis Suárez will never be forgiven for his antics against Ghana in the quarterfinals, and rightly so. But ask yourself, what would you do in that position?

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Luis Suarez broke Ghanaian and African hearts in the quarterfinals. PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Iniesta takes Spain to the top of the world

Andrés Iniesta didn’t score many goals in his career, but boy did he score some crucial ones. A Champions League semifinal second-leg strike at Stamford Bridge in controversial circumstances springs to mind, but nothing as big as this one at Soccer City. And then, a penny for the thoughts of Arjen Robben, who had missed a gilt-edged chance to win the game but was foiled by Iker Casillas…

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Andrés Iniesta feeling pure ecstasy. Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Iniesta’s ecstasy was Arjen Robben’s agony though…

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For every winner there has to be a loser in football. PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Madiba was strongly represented throughout the tournament, and rightly so.

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What a vibe! Fans hold a Nelson Mandela portrait before the World Cup final. Photo by RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP)

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We’ve only just scratched the surface, but it’s enough to get the memory bank going into overdrive. What a time to be alive.


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