Let the tournament begin
JOHANNESBURG -- The deserted streets of downtown Johannesburg felt doomed as the sun went down. Wind pushed down the alleys, and people wrapped in blankets and old coats huddled in packs on the corners and in takeaway shops.
It looked like the end of the world. And this afternoon, it almost felt that way here. Approaching Ellis Park, this light in the middle of an otherwise shuttered city, there was a distinct sense of foreboding. Portugal and the Ivory Coast had just struggled to ...
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