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Posts Tagged ‘Durban’

PostHeaderIcon Germany vs Spain Intro

Yesterday we got to watch Germany vs Spain.  Didn’t get access to a computer until I got back to Johannesburg so sorry for the delay.  The best team won, Spain totally took Germany out of the game, no idea what the posession percentage was, but Germany couldn’t have had it much.  Chris Jr continues to get lots of attention, and is very popular with the ladies, much like Chris Sr.   There were some fans which missed the game because of issues with their flights, to them I say, what the hell were you thinking? Who leaves their travel to a flight that is supposed to get in a couple of hours early?  So now we will have a historic World Cup final, with neither the Netherlands or Spain having won the competition.  I have more friends that are Dutch, so I think I’ll be rooting for them.

We did see a person invade the pitch early on in the game, and unfortunately, the security didn’t beat the crap out of him as I had been told would happen. Oh well, I did video what happened.

Intro Video

Chris getting attention

Dumb ass Italian

See you at the final!!!!

PostHeaderIcon The remote intro for Spain v Germany in Durban

While I was not there in physical presence, I certainly am there still in spirit and I am happy Andy and Carl are joining me watching the game in Durban.

Sorry for the noise they make, they get excited easily.

PostHeaderIcon Brazil verus Portugal videos from Durban

After some pictures and our written review of the World Cup 2010 game between Brazil and Portugal in Durban, we wanted to make sure the videos were posted as normal.  We had a delay as we immediately drove to Rustenburg for USA v Ghana and couldn’t find the required Internet bandwidth until now.

Intro Part 1 with Chris

Intro Part 2 with Carl (See Flyboytyler Flickr feed for references made, mainly this photo)

Outro with Andy

PostHeaderIcon Brazil versus Portugal summary of a crap game

Inside Moses Mabhida Stadium

We had the great pleasure of visiting Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban one more time.  Unfortunately, it was a waste of 96 minutes of our life watching Brazil and Portugal play. They were evenly matched and were not trying to get anyone hurt before they moved on to the final 16.

The rest of the time there was an incredible experience with over 61k in attendance.  The crowds were well split between the two teams showing excellent support for both.  At the end of the game we even saw fans changing shirts and jerseys from both sides.  A true showing of community.  This was the loudest game we have been to so far at any stadium.

Inside Moses Mabhida Stadium

Security was at it’s maximum with helicopter gun ships, crowd control SWAT teams in full gear and more officers than we have seen.  Yet there was not a single issue we saw until the large boo at the end from the disappointed fans.

We have a large amount of pictures uploaded to the Flickr group for this event.  Please head over to the Flickr VVorldcup photo group.

The stadium into videos will be up shortly (as uploading speed allows) for your review.  You can always check TheVVorldCip YouTube channel direct at any time.

PostHeaderIcon Durban for the Nigeria versus Korea game

The ride to Durban was a long one, just under 6 hours, covering beautiful countryside, fire breaks being made and plenty of small towns.  Andy posted earlier about the funny traffic sign for the workers that were everywhere.  We arrived to a great bed & breakfast (more on that in another post) to walk to Moses Mabhida Stadium.  We took two videos, one outside and one inside to introduce it to you from our perspective.  The fans were incredible as we sat with Nigeria.  The music, dancing, horns, cheering and more.  I will have those uploaded in a bit.

Outside the stadium

Inside the stadium

We even had a Nigerian priest it seemed and Nigerian Police joining us in our section. The Flickr stream has all the pictures up and running.  Head over to the VVorldcup group!

Nigerian bell ringer and prayers to win against Korea

PostHeaderIcon Road work between Johannesburg and Durban

Please Don't Kill Us

This roadwork sign says it all….