The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
Two numbers in the news today:
(1) South Africa has announced a $17.5 billion investment (R170 billion) in transportation for the 2010 World Cup.
(2) South Africa is expecting around 450,000 visitors for the same World Cup.
If these numbers are correct, South Africa is planning to spend nearly 40,000 US dollars on transportation for every person who visits the country during the tournament. I hope the improvements will be useful after it ends. . .
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by Brian Phillips · November 26, 2008