South Africa defender Matthew Booth gives FIFA.com the lowdown on the place where it all began for him, his home city of Cape Town.
Carlos Alberto Parreira has named just two foreign-based players in a 29-man South Africa squad that will head to Brazil and Germany for a training camp.
The Final Draw for South Africa 2010 produced some heavyweight pairings, with Germany and Brazil handed arguably the toughest group tests.
Spain and South Africa must quickly get over their semi-final disappointment as they prepare to do battle for the right to finish on the podium.
Barcelona defender Daniel Alves came to Brazil's rescue as his late goal sealed a 1-0 win over spirited South Africa to book their place in the finals.
Daniel Alves rose from the bench to score the only goal of the game with a stunning free-kick that sent Brazil into the final at South Africa's expense.