Fifa learns lessons from South Africa 2010 World Cup

Fifa has learned "valuable lessons from the first African World Cup" but never considered moving the event from South Africa, football's world governing body said.

Fifa learns lessons from South Africa 2010 World Cup
Fifa learns lessons from South Africa 2010 World Cup

The Fifa 2010 World Cup stadia will be at least 95% full for the games next month, according to Fifa general secretary Jérôme Valcke.

Valcke said: "There was never, ever a single time that Fifa thought of moving the event from South Africa. Not for safety and security reasons, not for infrastructure or capability reasons and not for technical reasons."

"Fifa has learned a number of valuable lessons from the first African World Cup. The reality is that many South Africans do not have access to the technology we used for ticket sales. This has been a valuable lesson, which we will apply when Brazil hosts the World Cup in 2014. It's good that we were able to resolve the issues through negotiating with the relevant stakeholders in government and our partners to make World Cup tickets easily available to South Africans."

 

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