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Attendance at South Africa’s 2010 World Cup stadiums would has reached three million after the semi-final between Germany and Spain, FIFA has said
South Africans from all background are coming together in support of Bafana Bafana, who will play against France in the 2010 World Cup Soccer tomorrow.
South Africans from all backgrounds have reacted in disappointment and frustration at Uruguay’s victory in their football match against Bafana Bafana, their second showdown during the 2010 World Cup.
Before you toddle off to one of the world cup stadiums to watch your team make its way to victory, please bear in mind that some items are prohibited. FIFA head quarters has set a few regulations with regards what you can and cannot bring to the stadium. Please view a lost of items you should leave at home below. To be certain of doing the right thing, contact the FIFA World Cup Authorities.
With thirty days to go before the 2010 soccer world cup in South Africa, cabin crew of British Airways (BA) have said they’d down tools for 20 days in May and June. The last day of strike is scheduled two days before the event kicks off.
Are you looking for affordable accommodation in Cape Town during the 2010 FIFA Wold Cup, but struggling to find what you are looking for? Are the high ratescharged by some hotels and B&Bs a bit too much to handle? One of Africa’s premier universities, the University of Cape Town ( UCT), might be the answer to your problem: the university, with residences situated a mere 10km from Cape Town’s city centre, will be opening its doors as Africa’s largest accommodation hub during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Despite the construction activities on its outer perimeter, Soccer Stadium in Johannesburg has been completed. “We must agree to reflect the reality of a complete stadium. The outer perimeter, the beautification of the environment, is not complete but the stadium itself is complete,” said Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan. “Soccer matches don’t take place outside the perimeter but inside the stadium.”
Last evening I was interviewed by Kieno Kammies of Cape Talk / Radio 702 about my thoughts on the exorbitant rates charged by some South African B&Bs, hotels, guesthouses and other establishments for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
My thoughts on the matter are very simple: of course as a South African you should grab the opportunity and try to make a buck out of the event, especially after the recession. But one should keep in mind that folks who happen to earn euros, pounds and dollars instead of rands are not automatically cash cows with uncapped credit cards and a money tree or two in the backyard.
Planning to sell home made biltong with on the package the FIFA Logo or simply ‘World Cup 2010′? Want to make Zakumi statues and sell them to raise money for the charity organisation you are running? Without a proper FIFA license you might want to change your plans. Unless you are willing to pay FIFA hefty fines – or end up behind bars – and penalties for using their trade marks illegally.
To make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy the 2010 world cup, South Africa’s nine world cup host cities will be hosting various FIFA Fan Fests or public viewing events. These events will allow football fans who cannot afford a ticket or who did not get the ticket they wanted to enjoy all 64 matches free of charge. Although some a few cities have to determine the exact location of their Fan Fests or Fan Parks, most host cities already know where the events will take place.
Local organising committee (LOC) representative Victor Ramathasela said South Africa was ready to provide health services of world standard to football fans who plan to travel to the Rainbow nation for the 2010 world cup soccer. South African Deputy Health Minister Molefi Sefularo confirmed this.
Tickets for the 2010 World Cup semi-finals and final have sold out, as well as for the matches between England and the US (12 June), England and Slovenia (23 June), Italy and Paraguay (11 June), and Brazil and Portugal.
The International Football organisation FIFA has presented its latest world rankings, with Egypt being on position number ten. The country of Pharao’s climbed 14 spots, which is mainly due to their third straight Africa Cup of Nations triumph. Spain is on top of the list, followed by Brazil, The Netherlands, Italy and Portugal.
The South African transport department is planning to establish a special 2010 travel information call centre during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which takes place in June and July 2010. The travel information center will be the most important place where travelers and soccer fans can get information related to public transport such as long distance trains and buses, as well as flights and other transport issues.