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Soccer, rugby teams play on same day for Mandela

Updated: July 2, 2013, 8:03 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's national soccer and rugby teams will play on the same day at the former World Cup showpiece stadium in Soweto to honor Nelson Mandela, bringing together the country's two most popular sports that once portrayed its racial divisions.

The South African sports ministry said Tuesday that the Nelson Mandela Sports Day on Aug. 17 at FNB Stadium -- formerly Soccer City -- was aimed at uniting the country and the world "in celebration and promotion" of the anti-apartheid ...

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