US singer Fergie performs with her band Black Eyed Peas at the opening concert for the soccer World Cup at Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, June 10, 2010. The World Cup kicks off on Friday, June 11. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 11, 2010 10:29:59 AM PDT
By DONNA BRYSON
JOHANNESBURG - June 11, 2010 --
The first World Cup ever held in Africa opened Friday in a dazzling burst of joy, color and noise - and just a tinge of sadness.