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CATEGORY four tickets for the 2010 Fifa World Cup are still available for matches in Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Nelspruit and Rustenburg.
This category is the cheapest and was designed by Fifa and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) specifically for South Africans. Each category four match ticket costs R140.
This comes as more World Cup ticketing centres open in South Africa today, five days after the much preferred over-the-counter ticket sales started. A total of 18 Shoprite-Checkers stores will start selling tickets over the counter in all the nine World Cup host cities this morning.
There were 145 000 tickets sold by noon yesterday, the fourth day of the fifth and last ticket sales phase.
Fifa announced yesterday that 82000 tickets were sold via First National Bank branches, 33000 through the Fifa website and call centre (083-123-2010) and 30000 from ticketing centres around the country.
Due to the high demand for tickets, there are no tickets available for any matches in Durban and Cape Town, with only a few category one category two tickets left for matches in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Fans are advised not to expect these tickets to be available at the Shoprite-Checkers stores, said Fifa.
"In case of the release of further tickets for these venues, fans will be informed beforehand. As with the other sales channels, customers need to bring their ID, credit card or cash and are entitled to purchase up to 10 tickets per match," Fifa said.