Outside the Stadium

The anguished state of World Cup host South Africa.

More money has been spent preparing for the games than for any other sports event in Africa’s history. Over $2.5 billion built stadiums, accommodations, base camps, training facilities, security networks, media hubs, tourist centers, manicured parks, bus lines, light rail grids and a host of other supporting infrastructure.

Money can buy a lot. But it can hide a lot too—at least temporarily.

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