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Japan's soccer team under curfew in South Africa

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Here is hoping that Japan don't get raped on the football field.At least the South African fans will have their usual arsenal of whistles and horns to point out the offender if that does happen.Should be a good game for both teams as the South Africans have a decent coach and can play nice football.

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The Japanese national team leaving the sanctuary of their hotel rooms has never been a problem. There are no flag waving tour guides as a buffer from actually having to communicate with foreigners.

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Thought there was a problem with carjackings. Didn't realize that hijackings were also a problem too.

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Actually, if you remember the story about the Japanese TV producer who caused a storm in South Africa last year with his drunkenness, lewd remarks and outrageous behavior(remember this is South Africa, a country not know for its shrinking violets), the local population are probably more than happy to have the Japanese football team kept under lock and key.

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Unbelievable that a place with such high crime would get such a high-profile sporting event. It should be yanked from SA unless they have solid proof of a reduced crime rate.

That being said, I remember the incident Timorborder pointed out and it would be in the best interest of such people to be protected from themselves and others who would take advantage (not in a pleasurable way) of such drunkeness.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa

"Official statistics show that 52 people are murdered every day in South Africa"

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I think World Cup event will draw the lowest number of fans from other countries. SA is simply a dangerous country to be in.

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First the World Cup in SA, then the Olympics in Brazil. What the heck are these committees thinking? They want the fans to get killed??

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thats why they have a curfew in south africa because of the murders at night every country that enters is at curfew

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The game is called a "friendly"?

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First the World Cup in SA, then the Olympics in Brazil. What the heck are these committees thinking? They want the fans to get killed??

Agreed

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“The players are free to go to the beach in front of the hotel".....and while they are at the beach someone will be ransacking their hotel room.

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How South Africa got the world cup is beyond me. A very beautiful country but freaken dangerous. Mark my worls, there will be murders, injuries and lots of theft of those who travel there to see matches.

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How South Africa got the world cup is beyond me. A very beautiful country but freaken dangerous. Mark my worls, there will be murders, injuries and lots of theft of those who travel there to see matches.

i remember my cousin told me of his experience while on business in SA. his hired driver never stopped at red lights at night (and during the day for certain areas). if you stop, you risk getting carjacked/robbed.

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According to the MRC, a quarter of South African men have admitted to having raped someone, and half of those men, multiple people. It's pretty dangerous indeed, and we don't want players getting hurt there.

Maybe the publicity and commercial activity can help things a little.

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