Fifa urges South Africans to take advantage of extra tickets

2010-05-05 00:00

THOSE hopefuls who are still ticketless will be pleased to know that Fifa have released a few thousand additional tickets for matches at the 2010 World Cup, and will go on sale today.

Fifa said the extra tickets have been made available due to the ongoing finalisation of seating arrangements at all the match venues and adjustments being made in certain ticket allocations.

Additional tickets have been supplied for group games in Durban and Cape Town, although the first-round clash between Brazil and Portugal in Durban, the two semi-finals and the final all remain unavailable.

The fifth and final ticket sales phase began on April 15 and has seen more than 230 000 tickets sold so far. Of these, more than 175 000 were sold over the counter and a further 60 000 have been sold through the call centre service and online at Fifa.com.

The extra tickets that have been made available can be purchased through any of these sales channels.

Horst R. Schmidt, chairperson of Fifa’s ticketing sub-committee, urged South Africans to take advantage of the extra tickets becoming available.

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

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

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