“I am happy. I am satisfied that the World Cup in South Africa was a good one. Africa can be proud to have organised this and South Africa can be even prouder, said Lula, who was speaking at the Union Buildings during his state visit to the country.
He said his country will learn from South Africas experiences about what it would take to stage FIFA’s quadrennial showpiece in 2014.
Brazil will stage the 2014 World Cup – the second time the South American nation has hosted the tournament since 1950.
President Jacob Zuma said South Africa was ready to share the lessons gained. He also said he was very excited about the way the soccer tournament had proceeded.
All the 32 teams that have played in this tournament are winners. And all the millions that have watched the competition from the comfort of their homes, from stadiums or fan parks are also winners. It has been a tournament of champions.Post published in: Football