The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup provided a number of unique firsts of the beautiful game’s role as a social vehicle of change. As the first major world – sporting event to be held on the African Continent, the World Cup provided a number of challenges and opportunities to the newest democracy in the Republic of South Africa.

Another major first will have been the role of soccer as the largest participative sporting pastime globally. The social and human development of young people and communities still struggling to reconstruct and rebuild their lives following the past apartheid era has been a More >