It's going to be a Star War between Hollywood actor Nicole Kidman and soccer star David Beckham as different countries come together on December 4 to take part in the bidding war for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Kidman from Australia will make personal appearances to try and boost her home country's chances of bagging the 2018 hosting rights. The Football Federation of Australia though are being considered rank outsiders for the 2018 version, but could be in with a chance for the 2022 World Cup. (AFP Photo)
England, on the other hand, would want to cash in the global appeal of Beckham for their bid. He is expected to turn up in Cape Town in time for December 4 Media Expo. (AFP Photo)
Kidman will be making personal appearances during the lead-up to FIFA's decision on hosting rights at the end of next year. In the meantime, she will promote the bid through a short film that will be publicly released to the football world at the Expo. In the film Kidman describes Australia as a "safe pair of hands" and a tournament there as "The No Worries World Cup". (AFP Photo)
Other celebs who will take part in the event are Academy Award winning actor Charlize Theron, nine-time world champion Gebrselassie and Makhaya Ntini, the first black player in the South African cricket team, South African rugby captain John Smit, former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela. (AFP Photo)
South African president Jacob Zuma will kick-off proceedings alongside FIFA president Sepp Blatter. (AFP Photo)