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Mandela to appear at World Cup Final

Nelson Mandela has kept away from the public eye during the World Cup, but he is slated to make his first appearance at the final.

Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, said the former South Africa president is planning on making a brief appearance to greet fans prior to the final between the Netherlands and Spain.

Mandela was scheduled to appear at the opening match on June 11, but skipped it following the death of his great-granddaughter.

What do you think of Mandela making a cameo at the World Cup final?

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  1. I heard today that Mandela’s grandson complained his father was put under “extreme pressure” to attend the final. Mandela is simply not fit these days to make public appearances, but FIFA doesn’t give in easily.


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