Football World Cup in South Africa

As the world’s best football nations fight through gruelling qualifying campaigns to make it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, one of the world’s most amazing cities stands ready to welcome them warmly.Cape Town is Africa’s creative and lifestyle capital, and a proud host city of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

There are few places that can match Cape Town’s scenic beauty and superb tourist attractions. Cradled by majestic mountains and fringed by oceans, South Africa’s oldest city – the “Mother City” – boasts breathtaking natural beauty, a melting pot of cultures, and a fascinating history.

Cape Town gears up for Final Draw  All eyes will be focused on Cape Town on 4 December 2009 when the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ takes place.

An estimated 700 million television viewers will be watching as the draw is made to determine  the match order of the 32 participating teams.

Representatives of all these teams, as well as FIFA executives, guests, celebrities, sponsors and the international media will witness the draw, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. An estimated 8 000 people will attend.

The Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Beninoise singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo and Johnny Clegg will provide entertainment during the 90 minute live show.

“This is a major event for our city and will be watched live in some 200 countries,” says Executive Mayor Dan Plato.

The Final Draw is also an opportunity for Cape Town to welcome the world, and showcase its preparations for the World Cup™.


 Green Point Stadium Cape Town


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