Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Media accreditation process launched for Preliminary Draw

The accreditation process for media representatives wishing to attend the Preliminary Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) on 25 November 2007 was launched today, 11 September 2007.

The accreditation process will be conducted exclusively online on the official website, The online registration form will be available in the FIFA World Cup™ -> Organisation -> Media Services section of the site and must be submitted between 11 September and 8 October 2007.

Confirmation of accreditation will be issued by e-mail from 22 October onwards. Successful applicants should print out this confirmation and produce it together with the proof of identity (passport or national identity card) specified in their application when collecting their accreditation.

Furthermore, please be advised that international applicants are responsible for their own visas. The media centre at the ICC in Durban will open on 21 November at 09.00h.

Representatives of the international media, including correspondents from newspapers based outside of South Africa, should send any questions related to accreditation by e-mail to the FIFA Media Department:

Members of the South African media should send enquiries on that subject directly by e-mail to the South African Local Organising Committee (2010 SALOC):

TV and radio reporters working for broadcasters holding the rights to this event should send enquiries about accreditation directly by e-mail to the Broadcaster Service Team:

South African TV network SABC will broadcast the ceremony live from the Durban International Convention Centre from 17.00h to 18.30h (GMT+2) on 25 November.

Key media dates (provisional)*:

Tuesday, 20 November Accreditation Centre opens (09.00h/local time GMT+2)

Wednesday, 21 November, Media Centre opens (09.00h) Daily FIFA/LOC media briefing (11.00h)

Thursday, 22 November, Daily FIFA/LOC media briefing (11.00h) Launch of the Official Emblem of the FIFA Confederations Cup (12.30h)

Friday, 23 November, Daily FIFA/LOC media briefing (11.00h) 2010 SALOC post-board press conference (15.30h) Preliminary Draw beach party organised by the City of Durban (20.00h)

Saturday, 24 November, Daily FIFA/LOC media briefing (11.00h) Organising Committee press conference (14.00h)

Sunday, 25 November, Opening of the 1st Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Store (10.30h) Daily FIFA/LOC media briefing (11.00h) Preliminary Draw (17.00h)