Nadal to visit South Africa to watch FIFA WC final

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Barcelona (Spain), July 9 (ANI): Football-mad tennis star Rafael Nadal will be in Johannesburg on Sunday to watch his country Spain battle The Netherlands in the historic World Cup final.

Nadal revealed through his website: "We usually see football players in boxes when Rafa is playing, but this time their roles will be changed. Rafa Nadal will be in South Africa Sunday supporting the Spanish team."

The announcement came only hours after the world number one hinted that knee treatment would require him to stay in Europe, Sports24 reported.

But the two-time Wimbledon winner seems to have quickly relaxed that restriction after Spain beat Germany 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Rafa watched the match at home (in Majorca) with his family, and, once the match finished, he went out to celebrate the triumph with the rest of the people.

"It is well known that Rafa is very keen on football and that he has many friends in the Spanish team. While he was in London, he kept in touch with them through SMS, messenger, even through media. (ANI)

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