Nelson Mandela could not be in attendance because of the sad and tragic demise of his great grand-daughter.
A few teams have already played their first Group matches and have made their way to the score board.
Though we've not had high scoring matches, apart from the Germany/Australia match, the World Cup matches have lived up to their expectations. We can expect to see a lot of great matches that will go down in World Cup Soccer history.
For detailed information, updates, video highlights, group standings, schedules, news, etc. visit my 2010 WORLD CUP SOCCER BLOG.
WATCH K'NAAN AS HE SINGS "WAVIN' FLAG"
(Live at the World Cup Kick-Off Celebration)