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Maradona's Argentina, and Denmark, arrive for World Cup - Summary
2010/05/29
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Johannesburg - Diego Maradona's Argentina arrived on Saturday for the football World Cup in South Africa, and Denmark joined them as four teams are now in the host nation.

The coach Maradona blew kisses at reporters after the team's landing at Johannesburg airport, saying "Hola South Africa, I love South Africa."

Neither Maradona nor World Footballer Lionel Messi answered questions from reporters as the team was driven to its base camp in nearby Pretoria amid tight security.

The two-time world champion Argentina had earlier been sent off to South Africa by thousands of fans in Buenos Aires. Maradona's team isinto group B with Nigeria, South Korea and Greece.

Australia and the record five-time World Cup winners Brazil had arrived in South Africa earlier in the week for the June 11-July 11 World Cup.Denmark landed in Johannesburg as well to take a connecting flight to Cape Town from where Morten Olsen's team drove to its base camp in Knysna. Denmark plays the Netherlands, Cameroon and Japan in group E.