U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips said, “As of January 2010, Americans have bought more tickets for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa than any other outside national group. Americans will come to South Africa to support the U.S. National Team but also equally to celebrate the miracle that is post-apartheid South Africa. The fact that tens of thousands of Americans will be coming to South Africa around the time of the Cup demonstrates a passionate interest in South Africa as much as the sport of soccer.”
How can the World Cup expand opportunities between the United States and countries of Africa?