World Cup Starts With a Bang
Mexico, South Africa open tournament with 1-1 tie
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2010 12:39 PM CDT
A supporter of the Mexican soccer team cheers during the opening match.   (AP Photo/ddp/Steffi Loos)
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(Newser) – Soccer's big moment has arrived: The World Cup opened today in South Africa with much pomp: a star-studded opening ceremony, followed by a 1-1 tie in the opening match between the host country and Mexico. AP has details on the game here. The US plays its first game 2:30pm ET tomorrow against England. ESPN has the schedule and what to watch for throughout the tournament here.

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