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Farewell to South Africa (and it’s Q&A Time)

After an exciting, unforgettable and fulfilling five weeks in South Africa, I am about to head back home to the United States.

Apologies in advance for not providing SBI readers with my wrap-up diary on the trip, but illness prevented me from doing it before I left. I'll have 16 hours to kill on the flight back so I think I'll be able to write then.

Since the World Cup is over, and since I haven't had time to do a live Q&A this week, I figured it was a good time to do an old-school Q&A. Submit your questions in the comments section below and I will answer the best of them later this week.

I also want to thank the SBI staff, who held things down while I was on the other side of the world. Thanks to Avi, Franco, Travis, Adam, Kurtis, Anthony, Mike and Jose for doing their thing and keeping SBI Readers in the loop on all things soccer.

Now, send your questions my way and I will answer them once I'm back home.


  1. Hey Ives, thanks for the good work– your site makes studying easier and harder all at the same time.

    Can you recommend some titles in the sports genre (non-fiction; Soccer and other sports)?

    Would you say that any of these is a must read for American Soccer fans?

  2. What was the best dive of the World Cup? Fernando Torres vs Chile, or Daniele De Rossi vs Paraguay?

    Also how much do you think is a safe budget for those of us who want to go to the 2014 World Cup from beginning to finish? What was your budget for S.A. and was it enough to cover all your expenses?


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