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From hospitable locals and on-pitch artistry to vuvuzela noise and FIFA's follies, CNN's Alex Thomas reflects on the highs and lows of a month spent following the World Cup around the "Rainbow Nation."

2010 blogs

Lessons learned from the 2010 World Cup
CNN's Terry Baddoo would like to see more varied tactics, goal-line technology and new rules at the next World Cup in Brazil.

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