SOUTH AFRICA VS. MEXICO
Why? Because this is both the opener and a must-win for the host country.
Though Mexico may be the favourite, the outcome of the opening match is far from a foregone conclusion. Though the all-time stats show Mexico with 9 goals scored against the host team (to SA's 4), look for South African star Bernard Parker to try and even the score. Lauded as the future of South African football, the 24-year-old Parker will have his mettle tested by veterans such as Mexico's Cuauhtemoc Blanco and defender .
Soccer City Stadium
MATCH DETAILS: fifa.com
MARY FITZGERALD SQUARE
Public Viewing Area At Mary Fitzgerald Sq.
Newtown (Between Jeppe and Bree Streets)
OPEN: June 11th through
Melrose Arch Hotel
1 Melrose St., Johannesburg
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