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A Brief History

The South Africa national team or Bafana Bafana (a Zulu term of endearment which means the boys, the boys) is the national team of South Africa. 

The team has played at seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, winning once. The team has also played at three FIFA World Cups including, 1998 in France and 2002 in South Korea and Japan. 

South Africa became the first African nation to host the FIFA World Cup when it hosted the 19th FIFA World Cup in June 2010. 

 The team’s highest achievement was winning the Africa Cup of Nations at home in 1996.

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African Cup Qualification Match

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African Cup Qualification Match

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Africa Cup of Nations

Winner (1): 1996
Runner-up (1): 1998
Third Place (1): 2000

FIFA Confederations Cup

Fourth Place (1): 2009

FIFA Best Mover of the Year

Winner (1): 1996


Winner (4): 2002, 2007, 2008, 2016
Third Place (4): 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013

Soccer City Stadium

The design of the stadium is based on the calabash or African pot, this being the most recognisable object to represent the African continent. Otherwise known as the melting pot of cultures, the design is being constructed on a raised podium, referred to as the pit of fire.

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