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The VIP list for the World Cup final

Among the dignitaries scheduled to attend Sunday's match at Soccer City Stadium:

South Africa President Jacob Zuma

Presidents of 14 other African nations, including Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe

Former South African president Frederik De Klerk

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

Queen Sofia of Spain

Actor Morgan Freeman
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo
Tennis star Rafael Nadal
Singer Shakira
Model Naomi Campbell
Cameroon legend Roger Milla
Liberian legend George Weah
Germany's Franz Beckenbauer
France's Marcel Desailly
Germany's Lothar Mattheus
Famed Spanish chef Jose Andres (from D.C.)

By Steve Goff  |  July 10, 2010; 2:32 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup  | Tags: Rafael Nadal, South Africa, World Cup  
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"Beckenbauer a bit of a surprise..."

Posted by: JkR- | July 10, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

And world renowned soccer journalist Steven Goff.

Posted by: marksman37 | July 10, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

@JkR- I wonder if Karl Marx will come on as a late-game substitute.

Posted by: mark_fitzhenry | July 10, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Naomi Campbell? That explains the 40,000 extra police.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | July 10, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Add Paul Gasol to the list....

Posted by: charlie015 | July 10, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

I was so looking forward to Sanjaya making a comeback.

Posted by: hofbrauhausde | July 11, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Mugabe? Seriously? Can we find someone to throw him off the roof of the stadium or stab him, please?

Jesus H. Christ on a crutch.

Posted by: roadkit | July 11, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Naomi Campbell throws a cell phone at Lothar Mattheus in the first half.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 11, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

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