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Part one: Durban

At Durban’s stunning Moses Mabhida stadium, South Africa’s national football team are taking on Namibia in one of their final practice matches before the World Cup begins on 11 June.

The footballers are not the only ones warming up. More than 100 journalists, including some from Brazil and China, are also going through their paces. In the press centre, high in the second tier of the main stand, radio and television commentators are road-testing the soundproof booths. Print journalists, sat along three rows in front of the comment…



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