Fourteen African leaders to attend World Cup final
Fourteen African heads of state have confirmed their attendance at the World Cup final in Johannesburg, the South African government said Wednesday, dpa reported.
A spokesman for the department of international relations and co- operation said Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and the leaders of 12 other African countries would join President Jacob Zuma at the game in Soccer City stadium on Sunday.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva will be in South Africa over the weekend, but it was not yet clear whether he will attend.
The chief executive of the World Cup organizing committee said he expected the leaders of the two finalist countries to be present.
Germany and Spain will do battle for the second final berth on Wednesday. The Netherlands have already booked their place in the final.