FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa ends today, Sunday, July 11 in Soccer City Stadium. A sage of Cup of Good Hope that engaged 5 continents and 32 teams for a whole month here in South African soil comes to an end with the final match between Spain and Netherlands. The world awaits its eighth wonder as the new football champion is on its way today to register its name among the titans, namely, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, England, Uruguay and France.
The closing ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa’s Johannesburg city will be held right before the match between finalists Spain and Netherlands at the newly constructed Soccer City Stadium with an overall capacity
of 88,460. The aesthetically designed stadium is built in the shape of a calabash- an iconic African pot and is situated very close to country’s one of the most football crazy township; Soweto. The closing ceremony promises to be a spectacular event that delivers the most fitting end to the historic debut of South Africa’s first World Cup football.
The FIFA World Cup closing ceremony will have a wide range of international musicians, dancers and visual artists who will entertain the crowd at the Soccer City Stadium. The closing ceremony will be colorful tribute to the FIFA World Cup tournament that held the world glued to the event for a full thirty days.
The time of the closing ceremony of FIFA World Cup is 18:30 local time South Africa, just before the final match and the event will be broadcast live in 215 countries to an audience well above 500 million featuring 780 cast members. The event will feature South Africa’s top musicians and dancers who will shake a leg alongside Colombian heartthrob Shakira.
The other artists who will perform in today’s closing ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2010 on Sunday, July 11th will include multiple Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jozi, Stoan Seate, Slikour, Zuluboy and Abigali Kubeka. The closing event will also feature flutist Wouter and popular local traditional group Ihasti Elimphlophe. The other South African artists who feature in today’s gala show will be Theo Kgosinkwe, Afrikaan artists, Nianell, Ghana’s Samini and Nigeria’s 2Face.
The closing ceremony of World Cup football relays it to the next FIFA World Cup which will be held in the year 2014. Soccer-crazy Brazil will be hosting the next edition of the tournament in 2014 and has even held a party on July 8th in Johannesburg on the occasion of the unveiling of logo for the next World Cup in 20