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Lucas Radebe, Nelson Mandela and David Beckham

Photograph By Getty Images

Soccer players Lucas Radebe of the home side, left, and David Beckham, captain of the visitors, met with Nelson Mandela in May 2003 before a friendly between England and South Africa. FIFA expelled South Africa after the 1976 Soweto uprising, and reinstated the country when apartheid ended and the country's soccer organization was integrated.