The chapter "soccer and economic development" has to be added to the list on how soccer can save the world :-) . The infrastructural investments in Ghana for the Africa Cup in 2008 have spurred economic development. Now South Africa is looking forward to host the World Cup for the first time on African ground. South Africa is expecting visitors from all over the World - a boost for the tourism sector and vast opportunities for all kinds of services. I am impatient to see how South Africa's economy will benefit from this great event!