The Conversation: See World Cup Madness its Finest

ABC's John Berman experiences the World Cup from the heart of South Africa.

June 11, 2010— -- Hundreds of thousands of soccer fans have descended on South Africa in anticipation of the 2010 World Cup tournament. Today, the competition got underway as Mexico and the host nation South Africa faced off in an exciting match. While South Africa came out strong, scoring the first goal, Mexico fought back and the match ended in a tie.

In addition to the fancy footwork and sporting talent on display, the World Cup is also a melting pot of cultures -- so many diverse fans with one thing in common, a passion for the game. Those who have traveled so far for the tournament are eager to share their pride in their own countries and meet others from around the globe.

So ABC's John Berman set out to experience the opening match in proper fashion by traveling to Soweto, a neighborhood many call the heart and soul of South Africa. Surrounded by thousands of die-hard fans, Berman watched as Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national team, proudly represented its country in today's game.

And ahead of the U.S. team's match against Britain on Saturday, Berman met some English fans for a fun debate. Which is better -- McDonald's or Wimpy's?

Take a look in today's Conversation from the World Cup in South Africa.