Barack Obama has put executive-branch muscle and street soccer cred behind the United States bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup finals. In Jun 2010 he will attend Opening Ceremonies at Soccer City in Soweto.
Boys' sides from two Khayelitsha children's homes compete in 30mph winds and occasional horizontal rain on Cape Flats on 24 Jun 09. Match referee Shaun Daweti laments the swearing during the game, especially over two vigorously contested late goals. As a result, he awards neither side "fair-play points."