Fan Fest goes global

NINE South African cities and seven cities on five other continents will host Fifa's official public viewing events for the 2010 World Cup.

NINE South African cities and seven cities on five other continents will host Fifa's official public viewing events for the 2010 World Cup.

The nine South African cities are Polokwane, Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Tshwane and Mbombela.

The seven other cities hosting the official public viewing events are Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney.

Millions of fans are expected to watch the matches live at these events and experience the unique Fifa World Cup ambiance in these outdoor areas.

Entrance to the Fifa Fan Fest is free, with all 64 matches to be broadcast on giant screens in a safe and secure environment.

At the 2006 World Cup, more than 18million fans gathered at the 12 official events and transformed Germany into one of the greatest fan parties of all time.

Said Fifa president Sepp Blatter: "The first International Fifa Fan Fest is another milestone in bringing the excitement of the Fifa World Cup to an even bigger audience."

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