FIFA LOOKS FORWARD TO 2010

Fifa said it was aware that Parreira had resigned due to his wife's ill-health.

Fifa said it was aware that Parreira had resigned due to his wife's ill-health.

"We wish his wife a speedy recovery and hope that his presence will be of comfort and support on her road to recovery," said Sepp Blatter, Fifa president.

"Safa now has the responsibility, with the help of Parreira, to find a new coach to ensure the continuation of the preparations of the South African national team for the Fifa Confederations Cup and Fifa World Cup."

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