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South Africans and World Cup visitors residing in one of the nine host cities will have to bear in mind that some roads will be closed off during the Football World Cup. Below you will find a list of road closures in Pretoria, in the vicinity of the Loftus Versveld stadium.
Some people say that FIFA made a mistake by allowing the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be hosted in South Africa, primarily because of South Africa’s high crime rate. Louise Taylor in the Guardian for instance writes that Egypt should have won the bid. “Statistics, anecdotes and research suggest that touring the Rainbow nation as a fan next summer could be a dangerous option. In fact, the 2010 World Cup should have gone to Egypt,” she writes. Although crime in the land of the Pharaoh’s is indeed lower compared to the situation in South Africa, Egypt’s safety and security record is far from flawless.
With five months to go before the kick-off of the 20910 FIFA World Cup, Carlos Alberto Parreira – the coach of South Africa soccer team Bafana Bafana, has finally announced who’s going to be part of his team.
A whooping 700.000. That is the total number of applications FIFA has received so far for tickets for the 2010 world cup football. According to FIFA the applications for the third ticket sales phase come from 170 countries world wide.
Was it a good idea to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, a country that is facing many pressing issues such as crime, poverty, and HIV – problems that need funding? No, say some critical voices in a documentary called “Fahrenheit 2010″. South Africa should have spent the billions of rands it pumped into the 2010 Football World Cup on solving issues such as lack of houses, poor health care, education and crime.
Its been a at times difficult delivery, with several strikes, court cases, court interdicts, environmental protest, and severe delays. But after approximately 32 months the construction of Cape Town’s stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been completed. Let the games begin!!!
During the Final Draw of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which took place in Cape Town on December 4 2009, is has been revealed which of the 32 qualified teams will play against whom, in what host city and in which stadium. The countries have been divided in into eight groups – A to H – and I have arranged the schedule accordingly.
What can I say other than “it was a helluva party”? A whole lot more. Yesterday’s festivities around Final Draw of the 2010 FIFA World Cup were amazing, fantastic, great, mind-blowing, invigorating, and unforgettable. It was WOOHAA!
I am tired – exhausted even. My feet hurt, my back is sore from carrying my camera gear and walking around, my throat is sore from all the signing, chanting and shouting, but my heart is singing. It is alive and kicking! Damn, now that was a great party! No no, not the ceremony at the CTICC – which was quite phenomenal, if I can say so myself. It was slick, it was smooth, it was world-class, it was African !!! Cape Town, you proved the world you can!!!!
One million dollars. American dollars. That is what an international celebrity, who has not been named, will fork out to rent a luxury villa in Clifton, a luxurious coastal suburb in Cape Town, during the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup. That comes down to approximately 33.333 USD per day. Which as a freelancer I make in a year. Make that 1.5 years. Some people have clearly not been hit by the crisis
Are you in Cape Town for the Final Draw for the 2010 World Cup Soccer, or are you a local who has no clue what to expect? Please read further. This blog post is meant to explain you what is going to happen on December 4, 2009. Myself, I can’t wait! Just one more sleep!
Proudly South African Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron will be a guest presenter during the ceremony of the Final Draw of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Football, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 4, 2009.
Cape Town is doing all it can to make sure that the Final Draw of the 2010 Soccer World Cup will be super safe: 1600 police officers will patrol the streets, and they will be supported by army personnel, private security firs, disaster management, the National Intelligence Agency, and other players within the security industry. Nothing is left to coincidence, and all is done to prove to the world that South Africa is ready for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
I have to confess – I used to be one of those 2010 world cup skeptics. I did not care about the FIFA world cup for various reasons. But it seems that even I – world cup skeptic of note – have allowed for the 2010 fifa bug to sink its fangs into my soul. I am 100% certain: South Africa will – as it once promised – host the greatest, most beautiful world cups in the history of FIFA! Mark my words!