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South Africa sets Mandela day

on July 03, 2013 10:40 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 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 underlined deep racial divisions.

The South African sports ministry said that Nelson Mandela Sports Day on Aug. 17 at FNB Stadium is aimed at uniting the country in celebration of the anti-apartheid leader’s legacy.

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