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16/08/1997 South Africa qualifies to the world cup first time

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1997 (August 16) South Africa 1-Congo-Brazzaville 0 (World Cup Qualifier).mpg

A 1-0 win over Congo ensures South Africa will become the first team from the southern part of the continent to make it to the world cup finals. Their first appearance was in France 1998, six years after they had been readmitted to the global football family. Despite a 3–0 drubbing to France in their opening game, they went on to draw against Denmark and Saudi Arabia, the team finished third and thus exited the tournament.
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