World Cup tickets over the counter

Fifa has announced that it would sell the tickets in all the 32 countries that have qualified for the quadrennial soccer spectacle.

Fifa has announced that it would sell the tickets in all the 32 countries that have qualified for the quadrennial soccer spectacle.

This comes after the LOC chief executive officer Danny Jordaan said tickets will also be accessible over the counter, from April. The LOC will meet Fifa later this month to discuss how best to improve World Cup ticket sales.

Jordaan urged locals to start applying for tickets now for games especially those featuring Bafana Bafana and the other five African teams.

Fifa announced at the weekend that using the participating member associations (PMA), they wanted more soccer fans to easily access the World Cup tickets.

"To ensure that fans from the qualified associations have more time and easier access to tickets to watch their teams, Fifa has agreed to create a new PMA sales phase between 9 February and 7 April 2010," the soccer body said.

Fifa said the PMA ticket sales will run at the same time as the fourth sales phase for the general public carried out via Fifa.com (and the FNB branches in South Africa only) and will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.

"This extension of the sales process is a major step towards ensuring that all fans have the chance to purchase tickets for Fifa's flagship competition via official sources."

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