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World Cup trophy kicks off final tour of S.Africa

CAPE TOWN (AFP) - The World Cup trophy started the final leg of a world tour Friday in Khayelitsha township outside Cape Town before going around South Africa ahead of next month's football tournament.

"When you come to the arrival of the trophy and the teams then you know that the game is on," Danny Jordaan, local organising committee chairman, said in a statement.

The coveted gold statue has toured 86 countries in 225 days. On Thursday it was welcomed to South Africa by former president Nelson Mandela ahead of the June 11 kick-off of Africa's first World Cup.

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