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Watch The World Cup with Global Voices: Live Chat for Uruguay vs. France

Categories: Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, France, South Africa, Uruguay, Arts & Culture, Sport

The World Cup of football, arguably the most global sporting event ever, is hosted for the first time on the African continent. Global Voices has highlighted the many voices of citizens discussing the event and its social impact [1] all over the world.

In an effort to continue this conversation, we thought we would try to have a real time conversation while the games are underway. We will start with the France-Uruguay match up that will take place on the tournament opening day on June 11 at 20:30 in South Africa [New York 14:30| Buenos Aires 15:30 | Beirut 21:30].

You can click to see your local time on FIFA's match index [2].

France and Uruguay are familiar foes as Uruguay drew 0-0 with France [3], then the reigning World Cup Champions, at the 2002 World Cup tournament.

Please join us in watching and discussing this event together as we will go live a few minutes before the game begins (20:30 local time). We will have participants from Uruguay and France, but also many African nations and South Africa. Several bloggers and translators of Global Voices will watch the tournament live. Join us!

The conversation will also be available on Global Voices en Fran├žais [4].