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The World Cup Draw Just Got A Lot Sexier With The Inclusion Of Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron (photographed above holding up a Chelsea jersey before a match in California in July of 2009), a native South African, will be present when FIFA announces the draw of the 32 teams that will compete in the 2010 World Cup, which coincidentally takes place in South Africa.

She will join FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke to host the procedure of placing the 32 national finalists into eight groups of four teams for the 2010 tournament which runs from June 11 to July 11.

The draw’s announcement has been turned into a 90-minute television event featuring other sports celebrities which will be broadcast globally and is expected to be seen by over 200 million people in 200 countries.

Color me impressed. It’s not every day you can attract a big-time movie star like Charlize Theron to take part in this kind of event. Who knew soccer was so popular and such a global appeal?

Still, the fact that the World Cup is being held in her native country must make this quite an honor for Miss Theron. Although I bet if even part of her ancestry happened to be Irish, FIFA wouldn’t have invited her. Get it?

Hey, that’s the extent of my soccer humor. Take it or leave it.

Charlize Theron to co-host World Cup soccer draw [Reuters]