FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Thursday that "Africa can be proud of having organised the World Cup" as the four-week tournament entered its final few days.
"Africa can be proud, South Africa even more so and African football can also be proud," Blatter told a news conference.
"We are almost at the end, but I am a satisfied president. I will tell you more on Monday once the 63rd and 64th games (Saturday's third-place play-off and Sunday's final) have been played and the trophy has been presented to the new champions."
Spain and Holland, who have never won the World Cup, meet in the final on Sunday at Johannesburg's Soccer City.