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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

whole month of wall-to-wall foot­ball launched by the lovely Shakira shak­ing her rear end.

It’s the stuff that dreams are made of – but I can see it quickly turn­ing into a night­mare for the hosts. There will be no pot of gold for the Rain­bow Nation.

That was the name coined for South Africa by Arch­bishop Des­mond Tutu af­ter the nation’s first fully-demo­cratic elec­tion back in 1994, but they will do well to emerge with any­thing as good as a ‘tu-tu’ draw against the Mex­i­cans in this af­ter­noon’s open­ing match.

Javier Aguirre’s side looked pretty de­cent in their re­cent friendly de­feat to Eng­land at Wem­b­ley and should be too strong for the hosts.

Then tonight it is over to Cape Town where France take on, and will take care of, Uruguay – a coun­try which sounds aw­fully like an ob­ser­va­tion you might make about Ju­lian Clary.

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