After months of fevered anticipation, the
World Cup officially kicks off this afternoon.The UNICEF UK blog is using this opportunity to shine a light on countries around the world by
examining the progress they’re making on the Millenuim Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals – including eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring environmental
sustainability and achieving universal primary education – which 189 countries signed up to in 2000, pledging to achieve by 2015. We're looking at one match and one MDG per blog. Up first, opening game South Africa vs. Mexico.