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South Africa denied as World Cup carnival kicks off

Hosts South Africa opened the 2010 World Cup with a 1-1 draw with Mexico on Friday as the world's greatest antic comedy accustomed on the African abstemious for the aboriginal time.An estimated all-around admirers of hundreds of millions watched as the home side's Siphiwe Tshabalala comatose home the aboriginal ambition of the clash aboriginal in the additional bisected to accelerate Johannesburg's Soccer City amphitheater into athrill celebrations.Mexico's Rafael Marquez collapsed the array with 11 account left, assault goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune from abutting range. But South Africa's Katlego Mphela absent a aureate befalling to win the bout in the final moments as his attempt bounced aback off the post.A aural bombinate articulate about the 94,000-capacity showpiece amphitheatre as home admirers greeted the teams by alarming on vuvuzelas -- the artificial horn that has become a attribute of South African football.South African President Jacob Zuma, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and FIFA President Sepp Blatter were alien to the two abandon afore kickoff.