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L.American fans boost S.African tourism

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - They may be wrapped up in winter wear, but fans of the South American quartet within touching distance of glory have brought a dash of Latin colour to the first football World Cup on African soil.

While five-time winners Brazil and Diego Maradona's Argentina were expected to put up a strong show, surprise packages Paraguay and Uruguay have ensured four South American teams are now in the quarter-finals which begin Friday.

South Americans may not have the same spending power as fans of the United States, England and Japan, but their presence is a welcome boost for South Africa's tourism industry which has deliberately targeted the region.

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FootballZilla5072d ago

South Americans are addicted to Football and so am i ;)

atokwamena5071d ago

south americans worship football thats their secret