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Cape ready for 2010 draw

2009-11-20 17:38
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"The city will be pulling out all stops to demonstrate its professionalism, creativity and expertise through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," he said. The event was a "dream becoming a reality".

The draw takes place on December 4 and will determine the match schedule for the 32 teams participating.
It will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and be broadcast to 200 countries. Plato said a series of celebratory events leading up to it had been planned.

On November 29, the traditional switching on of festival lights in Adderley Street in the city centre would take place. About 100,000 locals and visitors are expected to attend the carnival-themed event. The street would be turned into a pedestrian zone.

Two days later, Plato will hold a welcoming ceremony for Fifa delegates at the Noon Gun on Signal Hill.

A street party, themed "Cape Town loves Football" will be held in Long Street in central Cape Town at the same time as the draw. On December 5, 500 international journalists get to continue the party, as a beach function is held in their honour at Maidens Cove.

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