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Mandela to attend World Cup final, source says

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Mandela to attend part of World Cup final, source says
  • Missed opening ceremony due to death of great-granddaughter in car crash
  • Netherlands and Spain clash in Sunday's match in Johannesburg

(CNN) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is expected to attend part of Sunday's World Cup championship match on Sunday, a month after a family tragedy at the opening of the games, a member of the local organizing committee said.

Mandela's 13-year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car accident while returning from the tournament's kick-off concert in June.

The 91-year-old anti-apartheid leader canceled his scheduled appearance at the World Cup opening the following day.

The Netherlands and Spain face off in Sunday's climactic match in Johannesburg.