2010 South Africa tickets on sale at FIFA.com: Phase III

The third phase of ticket sales for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ is underway at FIFA.com. Fans can purchase tickets to the world’s biggest tournament in this third sales phase from 5 December 2009 to 22 January 2010.



“It’s traditionally by far the most important sales phase, as the world’s football fans will by then know who will be playing whom in the group matches,” said Horst R. Schmidt, chairman of the Ticketing Sub-Committee, ahead of the start of the next sales phase.

The third phase of ticket sales for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ is underway at FIFA.com. Fans can purchase tickets to the world’s biggest tournament in this third sales phase from 5 December 2009 to 22 January 2010.



“It’s traditionally by far the most important sales phase, as the world’s football fans will by then know who will be playing whom in the group matches,” said Horst R. Schmidt, chairman of the Ticketing Sub-Committee, ahead of the start of the next sales phase.



During this phase, applications can be made via the FIFA website (FIFA.com) or at First National Bank (FNB) branches. Fans will have to apply within 49 days (until 22 January) for individual match tickets or Team-Specific Series. If there are over-subscribed matches or categories, or over-subscribed ticket products or categories, there will be an electronic random selection draw on 1 February to identify the successful applicants.



All ticketing enquiries should be directed to fifa.com where fans will find an extensive list of frequently asked questions. Fans can also ask specific questions via enquiries@2010fwctc.com.



“We’re confident that our preparations for the tournament are going extremely well. Now, it’s time to focus on the teams and the stars coming to South Africa 2010, for the global football world to see who their teams will be up against and for our Host Cities and residents to gear up to welcome the teams that will be heading their way. We encourage fans in South Africa and around the world to grab this chance to get tickets for what will be an unforgettable event,” said Danny Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa.



Football fans can also purchase authorised travel packages through participating tour operators appointed by FIFA through MATCH Event Services Pty Limited (see http://www.fifa.com/touroperator).



The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ runs 11 June to 11 July 2010. There will be 64 matches in 10 venues located in nine host cities. There will be approximately three million tickets for purchase to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

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