FIFA president Sepp Blatter has promised to give 20000 South African workers who are involved in building the World Cup stadiums two tickets each as a recognition of their efforts in helping Africa realise its dream of hosting its first ever World Cup in 2010.
South Africa wants to host the greatest World Cup ever . . .
Also, FIFA has set aside 15% of the approximately 3 million tickets for the tournament as low-priced tickets (160 ZAR / 14 EUR / 20 USD / 920 INR each) to be sold exclusively to the residents of South Africa. (The most expensive tickets for the tournament are priced at 7150 ZAR / 625 EUR / 900 USD / 41200 INR each.) These steps would go a long way in making the 2010 World Cup an inclusive one!
Sepp Blatter also handed over a replica of the trophy to Nelson Mandela during their meeting in Johannesburg. On evidence from what he had witnessed during his four-day visit, Blatter said: “I am once more convinced that the World Cup in South Africa will be a great World Cup.”
An alien Earthling hopes the first World Cup to be held in Africa will be the greatest ever sporting tournament in the history of the world! Good luck to the South African hosts!
Have a look at the beautiful host cities of the 2010 World Cup . . .
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“…the first World Cup to be held in Africa will be the greatest ever sporting tournament in the history of the world.”
I seriously doubt it. 2010 WC will be a good tournament, but South Africa lacks the resources to make it the best WC. Whenever a FIFA chief tries hard to convince people that the upcoming WC will be a great tournament, it’s definitely not a good sign.
cheers to the best game on the planet 😀
thats a great gesture!! 🙂
Good quote! 🙂
It was just a sincere hope, a wish 😐
South Africa may have its problems like lack of resources and a high crime rate but I would like to believe that South Africans will rise to the occasion . . .
Yes, football is the most beautiful game on the planet! 🙂
It sure is a nice gesture, Sakhi! 🙂
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