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Six more teams arrive in SA

2010-06-06 18:49

Johannesburg - Six more soccer teams have arrived in South Africa on Sunday for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the National Organising Committee (OC) said.

Chief executive officer, Dr Danny Jordaan welcomed Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Chile and New Zealand in the country.

"With the football stars now arriving in the country, we are really starting to feel the excitement. The World Cup has well and truly landed," he said in a statement..

Greece will play its opening game against Korea Republic in Nelson Mandela Bay on June 12 while Portugal is expected to play against Cote d'Ivoire on June 15 at the same venue.

Japan will play on June 14 against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Mangaung and Netherlands will play against Denmark in Johannesburg on the same day.

New Zealand will open its tournament against Slovakia in Rustenburg on June 15 while Chile challenges Honduras on June 16 in Nelspruit.

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