By Katie Witham
For the billions of soccer fans around the world, the past four years have been spent in eager anticipation of the 2010 World Cup.
This summer’s World Cup will be held in Africa for the first time ever, a move that is historically groundbreaking and possesses the potential to be hugely influential.
When South Africa hosts the competition this summer, it will mark the first time the Cup has been played on the African continent. The World Cup has been held on every other continent except Australia, and multiple times on most.
South Africa will join Cameroon, Algeria, and the Ivory Coast in representing Africa in this summer’s tournament.
Despite never having won a World Cup, African teams have certainly been prominent enough to earn a position as hosts long before now.
The importance of this long overdue honor to South Africa and to the continent as a whole is immense.