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The long road to the World Cup
June 6th, 2010 11:32PM

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[OFF THE POST] Dutch fans are known to be among the most diehard soccer fans in the world. A group of Oranje supporters are expected to arrive later this week in South Africa for the World Cup after completing a journey by road that began April 3 in the Netherlands.

The 44 Dutch fans have spent two months driving the African continent in the Orange Trophy, a convoy that includes vans, trucks, a motorcycle and a VW Beetle.

Their trip  will have taken them to Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Lesotho before arriving at the Netherlands embassy in Pretoria.

An estimated 6,000 Dutch fans are expected to travel to South Africa for the World Cup.



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  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: June 8, 2010 at 1:49 p.m.
    WOW! Now how about an article about those folks who will be living in their cars during the competition, especially the Argentine couple who shelled out $5,000 bucks in air fare, and will be living in their rented car? Human interest stories like these are a good read. PLAY ON!


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