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More SWC tickets available

2010-05-04 14:24
Cape Town A few thousand additional 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup tickets have gone on sale for the general public on Tuesday through all available sales channels.

These tickets have become available following the ongoing finalisation of seating arrangements at all FIFA World Cup match venues and further adjustments of different ticket allocations.

This process has seen additional tickets become available for some of the matches in Cape Town and Durban. However, the opening match, the first round match Brazil versus Portugal, the two semi-finals and the final are all unavailable.

Fans can check the constantly updated availability chart of the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches on FIFA.com, direct link: https://lmsfwctickets.fifa.com/LMS/MatchAvailability.aspx 

“We promised to alert fans in advance whenever we have tickets that suddenly become available especially for the very popular matches. 

However, it is also worth reminding fans that the best teams and players in the world will compete in this FIFA World Cup and therefore there are no “small” matches.

All 32 teams will compete at the highest level in a unique ambience”, explained Horst R. Schmidt, Chairman of FIFA’s Ticketing Sub-Committee, who added that he is pleased with the pace of ticket sales to date.

So far more than 230 000 tickets have been sold during the current fifth and last sales phase which commenced on 15 April – 173 500 over the counter (100 000 tickets have been sold via FNB branches, 10 000, Shoprite/Checkers and a 66 000 via the FIFA Ticketing Centres) and further 60 000 via FIFA.com/Call Centre. This further underlines the growing anticipation and palpable excitement in the host country

Overall, the host nation South Africa is leading the ticket sales, with approximately 1 150 000 tickets purchased, followed by USA with around 130 000, UK 97 000, Australia 43 000, Germany 40 000, Mexico 36 000, Japan 22 000, Brazil 18 000, Canada 17 000 and Switzerland 16 000. 

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