All Eyes On South Africa, World Cup

All Eyes On South Africa, World Cup

We explore what the World Cup, one of the biggest sporting events in the world, means for its host country and continent.

In just a few weeks, South Africa will host one of the largest and most scrutinized sporting events in the world: the World Cup. It's extremely rare for an African country to host an event that draws so many people from so many other countries. But some people feel that the soccer tournament will also illuminate many of the racial and social divides left over from the Apartheid era.

Guests

Samson Mulugeta

Journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa

Franklin Foer

Editor, The New Republic; author "How Soccer Explains the World: An (Unlikely) Theory of Globalization" (Harper Perennial)

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