With just two days to go until the World Cup begins Johannesburg is bathed in flags and bafana bafana shirts, the vuvuzelas are selling like hot cakes and rumours abound that the start of the tournament will coincide with the commencement of the apocalypse.
Ten Argentine football hooligans have been given their marching orders and deported. Apparently they were planning to kick off with fans from an unnamed rival country. The only clues to the name of said nation is that it begins with 'E', ends with 'D' and its fans think Maradona is a bit of a t***.
Portugal looked unconvincing until the second half in their 3_0 win over Mozambique played in front of thousands of fans from the local Portuguese community in Johannesburg. Meanwhile, star man Nani has withdrawn from their squad through injury.