At each match, official flags of the two competing teams flank the Fifa flag.
With about half an hour till kick-off, the stand fills up nicely.
Even during practice ahead of the game, Wayne Rooney battled to get the ball into the back of the net. But, in truth, he had a fine game, hitting the upright and setting up several other goal-scoring opportunities.
The nationl flags are taken onto the pitch ahead of the national anthems.
Before heading for the stadium on Saturday, we visited the refurbished Donkin Reserve, where this giant SA flag, measuring 12m by 8m was flying.