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World Cup Sid on way to a World Cup match

Last updated on: June 27, 2010 01:51 IST

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Siddhanta Pinto in South Africa

World Cup Sid - Rediff.com's man in South Africa, Siddhanta Pinto - shares his experiences and the many moods of the Rainbow Nation at the football World Cup.

Taking World Cup fever to new heights.

Text and Photographs: Siddhanta Pinto


Image: Siddhanta Pinto (centre) with street artists

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Sand sculpture

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Sand Art all over the Durban beach.

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Image: A sand artist shows off his creation

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Butt naturally!

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Africa and its big behinds.

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Image: An unusual idea for sand art

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Making the animal kingdom come alive

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Africa and its big five.

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Image: Sand carvings of SA's popular animals

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Showing support for South Africa

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Indian father and son cheering for Bafana Bafana.

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Image: An Indian father-son duo show their true colours

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Getting naughty with JLo

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P Diddy and World Cup Siddy get to know JLo's umm.... assets.

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Image: Siddhanta gets a feel of JLo in the sand

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Moses Mabhida in sand

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My destination in the next few hours - Moses Mabhida looks gorgeous in all forms.


Image: A sand sculpture of Moses Mabhida stadium

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Nothing to lose: SA fans put up a brave face

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The Bafana Bafana may be out, but the partying only gets harder. What a country! What a spirit!

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Image: Siddhanta with South Africans fans

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So near yet so far

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Under the flyover, vehicles are banned. And although the stadium looks like it's within touching distance, it's another 15 minute walk.

Image: The Moses Mabhida stadium in the distance

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High security measures

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Security guards at work at the stadium entrance.


Image: Security guards frisk spectators at the entrance of the stadium

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Heart-pounding sight

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No sight of the pitch yet, but just the seats get the heart beating faster.

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Image: Heading to my seat at the Moses Mabhida stadium

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South Koreans show their support

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Image: Siddhanta (left) with South Koreans fans

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At the doors of a dream

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A few more steps, and World Cup Sid is at a World Cup match.

Image: At the entrance of the Moses Mabhida stadium

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The grass is green on that side

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Nothing special to a lay man, but as a football player, I sat and stared at this sight unendingly.

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Image: The pitch at the Moses Madhiba stadium

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The Moses Madhiba pitch as big as Cooperage

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Wide shot. In person the ground looked surprisingly small. My Cooperage back home would be slightly bigger than this one.

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Image: A pitch-side view of the Moses Madhiba stadium

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