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ZURICH - World football's governing body Fifa has given the thumbs up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, saying its doubts about security and logistics for the event have been dispelled.
"South Africa, we trust you," Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced after a meeting of governing body chiefs in Zurich last Friday.
"The executive committee is now convinced that South Africa will be a good host for the World Cup. Today, they all stand united behind South Africa and the organisation of this important competition."
Blatter said a key confidence-building step had been taken by the South African government in February with its approval of an additional budget to tackle security for fans and visitors, transport and logistics.
Fifa had reiterated concern at the lack of progress on building work for new stadiums at its last executive committee meeting in December, when Blatter called for "a little bit of fire" in the preparations. - Sapa-AFP