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Fans braced for cold temps

2010-06-16 20:29

Pretoria - Hundreds of soccer fans carried blankets into the Loftus Versfeld stadium on Wednesday, bracing themselves for icy Pretoria temperatures ahead of the Bafana Bafana and Uruguay match.

The SA Weather Service forecast -1°C for Pretoria, but this did not deter soccer enthusiasts, who kept blowing on their vuvuzelas to create different melodies.

While scores of people walked through the stadium entrance, others opted to drink at local pub East Woods Entertainment Lounge while waiting for the game. Dozens of people were seen enjoying beers and socialising at the venue.

There was a heavy police presence at the stadium and a fire engine was on standby.

People were seen wearing T-shirts of different countries and were in a jovial mood.

Some people were seen trying buy and sell tickets outside the stadium.


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