PareByokeJuly 16, 201010min2020

Opening weekend – 2010 World Cup – The Big Picture –

Opening weekend – 2010 World Cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup opened last Friday in South Africa, after years of preparation, with an Opening Ceremony at Soccer City Stadium – the first matches taking place over the weekend. Thousands attended the opening concerts and matches in person, while tens of millions watched events unfold on screens large and small across the world. Collected here are some scenes from the opening ceremonies, the first several matches, and fans young and old around the world riding emotional rollercoasters while watching the 2010 World Cup. (42 photos total)

Fiesta Roja! World Cup for Spain, tears for Netherlands, farewell to South Africa

Video of Spain squad homecoming, parade in Madrid, World Cup fiesta

Spain’s World Cup-winning team arrived home from South Africa for a huge celebration. The players took an open-top bus ride through Madrid’s historic centre, demonstrating the World Cup to hundreds of thousands of fans. For the second day in a row, people are celebrating Spain’s first World Cup title, after the team beat the Netherlands 1-0 in extra-time in Johannesburg.

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