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Last Updated: Monday January 04 2010 18:02 GMT

Countdown to the 2010 World Cup

Ore in South Africa

It's 2010 and that means the World Cup year is here!

In June, South Africa will become the first African country to ever host the footy tournament as the best 32 nations in the world compete to be the best.

England are one of the sides tipped to become the world champions, but they'll have a tough job of getting past teams like Brazil, Argentina and Germany.

South Africa's building brand new stadiums and tidying up existing ones, as Ore's been finding out.