A little South Africa in SoCal

The Springbok Bar & Grill will be a prime spot for World Cup fans of the host country

Updated: June 11, 2010, 2:39 PM ET
By Scott French | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LAKE BALBOA, Calif. -- The World Cup begins Friday morning, L.A. time, with host South Africa battling Mexico in Soweto, and there will be millions around Southern California with a vested interest in what happens.

And not all of them will be rooting for Mexico.

A sizeable South African community in and around Los Angeles also will be watching closely as their homeland is spotlighted as never before, and their hope is their country, and their continent, will make a most favorable impression.

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