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What They're Saying
May 30th, 2008 6:45AM



"The images from South Africa were horrible. They're putting an enormous strain on the soccer World Cup. ... If the scenes repeat themselves, FIFA will rethink its decision in favor of South Africa and, if necessary, pull the plug."

-- Willi Lemke, the United Nations' Special Advisor on Sport, who said he hoped recent attacks against foreigners in South Africa -- in which 56 people died and up to 100,000 were displaced -- were a lone outbreak of violence. (Reuters)

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