World Cup Football 2010 countdown begins

CAPE TOWN: The countdown to the biggest show on Earth begins in earnest with less than two weeks to go before the kick-off of the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa on June 11.

The 2010 Football World Cup marks the first occasion that the tournament will be played in Africa. To date only seven countries have had the honour of lifting the World Cup Trophy. If bookmakers'' predictions are right, Spain may join this select group in July.

Spain''s impressive win at Euro2008 showed a team at the peak of its powers, and the side''s speed, accuracy and flair is likely to take it deep into the tournament.