South Africa
South Africa


1,221,037 km


54 million

Known for

2010 FIFA World Cup host country

South Africa is a country in southern Africa. It is known for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the first FIFA World Cup to be held in Africa.


South Africa's most popular sports are football, field hockey and rugby. The South Africa national football team has qualified for three FIFA World Cups, in 1998, 2002 and 2010 as the host country.

South Africa's national field hockey team is one of the powerhouses in the sport. Rugby is also popular, with the South Africa national rugby team qualifying for any of the Rugby World Cups.


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