Mandela wants to attend World Cup final

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela wants to attend today's World Cup final for a while to greet soccer fans, his grandson said.

"He's going to rest and try and get some energy for tonight. He wishes to go to the stadium but we know with his age he can change his mind later on but he has expressed that he is coming to the stadium to come and greet the fans and go back home," Mandla Mandela told Reuters. Nelson Mandela is 91.