A handful of celebrities have made the trip to South Africa to enjoy the historic hosting of the FIFA World Cup games for the first time. We are keeping our eyes on the World Cup games, South Africa, and, of course our favorite celebrities at the FIFA games.
Many celebrities have made appearances to support South African charities, such as the diverse group of performers who appeared on stage at the opening concert for the FIFA World Cup games.
Celebrities attending the FIFA World Cup
David Beckham was unable to play in his fourth straight world cup. David was unable to play due to a torn Achilles tendon, but he is expected to be at the World Cup games. Too bad his team, the UK, got stomped by the US!) Viewers and attendees should keep their eyes open for the hot bodied David Beckham and his beautiful wife Victoria Beckham.
Brad Pitt among celebrities at World Cup
It probably will not surprise you to learn that world traveler Brad Pitt is attending the FIFA World Cup games. He is part of a notable delegation lobbying to get the FIFA World Cup to the United States. Well, he is with the US delegation, albeit a late-comer to the committee, which also includes such high profile stars as Spike Lee and
Drew Carey puts celebrity force behind US bid for World Cup
Drew Carey is also part of the high profile delegation visiting and lobbying on behalf of the US. Carey is a well known fan of soccer and has been featured on ESPN lobbying for the World Cup to come to the US. Carey seems to be enjoying his adventure to the World Cup, he is blogging and Twittering his experiences.
The Beautiful Charlize Theron is among celebrities attending FIFA World Cup
Charlize Theron, South African Oscar award winner for Best Female Actress for her performance in Monster (2003), is also home in South Africa attending the FIFA World Cup soccer games.
Celebrities who participated in FIFA Opening Concert hang around for games
If you caught the opening ceremonies of the World Cup, then you know the concert was attended by a number of popular American celebrities.
Fergie and Black Eyed Peas Rock FIFA charity concert
The Black Eyed Peas were one of the hottest headliners at the concert, which was designated to raise money for 20 Centres for 2010, an organization developed by FIFA to contribute to the social development of Africa through soccer.
The Black Eyed Peas also got to kick out a game ball, joining John Legend, Juanes and Tinariwen to kick out match balls in Soweto, South Africa. According to reports Fergie is getting pumped up about the game of soccer and is anxious to enjoy the games.
Alicia Keys and her baby bump visit South Africa for World Cup Concert
Alicia Keys, who recently announced she is pregnant with producer Swizz Beatz child, was also present to sing at the celebrity concert. Some say you could see Keys baby bump, others deny any evidence of her pregnancy during the concert. I’ll just say that her bump was well disguised by costume design and she rocked her part of the charity concert. Daddy and future husband Swizz Beatz must have been proud.
Other Celebrity Singers at World Cup Concert
Shakira, John Legend, and singing duo Amadou and Mariam of Mali also performed during the opening concert to benefit the development of soccer in South Africa.
South African statesmen attending FIFA World Cup
Among other notable statesmen and personalities in attendance are Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and former South African President Frederik W. de Klerk.
Nelson Mandela, who fought to end apartheid, would doubtless love to be in attendance at the multicultural, multinational events, but at 91 years his health prohibits him from attending FIFA World Cup games.
South African President Jacob Zuma introduced the FIFA event prior to the team draw.
US statesmen and other notable visitors to South Africa
America’s most notable statesman is former President Bill Clinton, but his job is more than that of goodwill ambassador. Clinton is part of a team of high profile delegates lobbying for the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup games.
Accompanying President Bill Clinton is one of the US’s best known and loved female soccer players, Mia Hamm. As mentioned above, Drew Carey and Brad Pitt are also a part of the delegation. Other statesmen and celebrities are on the committee, but did not join the delegation at the World Cup.
Undoubtedly other celebrities are lurking among the throngs who have traveled to South Africa for the World Cup. I’ll continue the quest for celebrity sightings at the FIFA World Cup. Let us know if you’ve seen other celebs enjoying the soccer games.
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