Getting into the groove before show time

The fireworks will not fizz skywards for three days, but for us Big Game Hunters the World Cup kicked-off last night.

Forget the presentation by the electronics firm Sony to promise to deliver a first 3D World Cup, or the experience of being within 10-feet of Columbian singer and all-round heartbreaker Shakira, Tuesday was all about getting our press accreditations and securing some one-on-one time with South African football legend Lucas Radebe.

Find out what the former international captain and Leeds United centre-half is thinking in tomorrow's The National. Radebe, however, is not the only South African that, despite being proud, patriotic and staunch Bafana Bafana supporter, has something to say about tomorrow's World Cup opener between the hosts and Mexico. The country is abuzz.

For the hungry, today's menu sees Gary off to confront Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and yours truly pestering more everyday people, residents, fans and tourists, on the ground in Johannesburg.

Waka Waka. Eh. Eh.