Spain's Prime Minister upon being asked about Mandela's ceremony in South Africa: "Very emotional, also, because we won the World Cup here"
1. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy waxed nostalgic about FNB stadium in Johannesburg, the site of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, remarking that it meant a lot because that’s where Spain won the 2010 World Cup.
2. In the interview with RNE, he said the memorial service would only make the stadium more important now.
This soccer stadium where we’re saying goodbye to Mandela, well is the stadium where Spain won the World Cup against Holland in soccer, no? Which makes it a very nice and emotional moment, and it’s one of the most emblematic places in South Africa because of this and it will be more so in the future after today’s act.