South African fans hold up a placard of Nelson Mandela
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Farewell, Madiba: The soccer world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela

The world of soccer is in mourning after the passing of Nelson Mandela on Thursday and remembering the many ways the man touched our lives.

Players, dignitaries, and governing bodies from all over the globe took to social media in tribute to the man known as "Madiba," who was the central figure in the South African fight against apartheid, and later was instrumental in bringing the 2010 World Cup to his home country:

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