It is a very special day tomorrow, when it will be exactly one year to kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ South Africa, the very first on African soil. The second ticketing phase on a first come, first serve basis will continue until 16 November.
As of today (with four out of 32 teams qualified, in addition to the hosts South Africa) there have been a total of 630,021 tickets in 188 different countries/territories sold. Nearly half of those total orders have been submitted by South Africans (301,601). Outside of South Africa, supporters from the USA have purchased the largest number of tickets (73,441), followed by the United Kingdom (42,907), Germany (30,880) and Australia (15,038). Reigning champions Italy have so far received 6,063 ticket orders, Brazil 5,777 and from France 5,106 tickets have been so far sold.
FIFA Confederations Cup: Ticketing centres will be open until last minute
The final countdown is on: With only four days to the first match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 on 14 June - with the home team South Africa facing Iraq at Ellis Park - there have been already more than 70 % (this corresponds to a figure of 438,000) sold of the total of tickets available. To cater for the expected last-minute surge of demand, tickets can be purchased (even on match days) at:
The ticket centres will be open from 9am-6pm, seven days a week.
To further assist football fans, a Ticketing Call Centre has been established and fans can call 0832010010 to book their seat at the FIFA Confederations Cup. Please be aware, that there will be no ticket sales at the four stadiums.