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by Aidan Elder |  Published: Jun 01, 2010


World Cup — South Africa Here We Come It’s the World Cup. It’s been four years coming, there’s not much more needed in the way of hype. It’s time to do a bit of myth-busting — or at the very least expanding on the myth. One of the most commonly touted facts ahead of this tournament in South Africa will be the inability of European sides to claim the World Cup when the tournament is held anywhere other than on their home continent. With the event moving to Africa for the first time in its history, this piece of trivia will get cited as irrefutable evidence as to why a European nation will not win the latest renewal of the tournament. South American sides have indeed claimed all eight of the tournaments held outside European borders and there’s no denying that, but this fact carries with it the erroneous implication ...

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