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Team preview: South Africa

Originally Published: June 1, 2010
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

The pressure of history will weigh heavily on Bafana Bafana as they fight to avoid becoming the first home team to miss out on the second round at a World Cup. It will be an uphill battle, with a squad of mostly local stars facing a difficult group, but the South Africans may have the tools to scrape through with a little luck.

As host, South Africa didn't have to qualify for the World Cup, but it did play the first round of the African qualification tournament in search of a place ...

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