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2010 FIFA World Cup News Summary



Friday 16, July 2010

World Cup tourists
The 2010 FIFA World Cup brought with it more than 1.4 million tourists to the country, most of whom were first time visitors to South Africa.

Thursday 15, July 2010

Mini tourism boom for South Africa anticipated for 2011/2012
Whispers in the corridor hint at a mini-tourism boom anticipated for South Africa, following on the success, the intense media coverage and the great praise lavished on South Africa during and after the soccer World Cup.

Wednesday 14, July 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup firsts
The 2010 Fifa World Cup broke new ground simply by being held on African soil. It was also Spain's first global victory.

Wednesday 14, July 2010

A cat is the new FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Official Mascot
In keeping with a tournament that aims to demonstrate "The Beautiful Side of 20Eleven", FIFA and the Local Organising Committee are extremely proud to unveil the most elegant FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 signing so far, in the form of a cat named Karla Kick!

Wednesday 14, July 2010

Top marks for South Africa’s World Cup
South Africa has come out with flying colours for hosting one of the most successful World Cups of all time.

Wednesday 14, July 2010

From Football to Fly the Flag
Brand South Africa is to keep the momentum of solidarity and national pride built up in the country during the 2010 FIFA World Cup by morphing its successful Football Fridays campaign into a new Fly the Flag Fridays initiative.

Tuesday 13, July 2010

FIFA Fan Fest - large numbers for last blast party
Thousands of football fans shoehorned themselves into Cape Town's official Fan Fest for a final blast of celebration as the 2010 FIFA World Cupâ„¢ drew to a climax in Johannesburg.

Tuesday 13, July 2010

Use World Cup income for development - Jordaan
World Cup organising committee boss Danny Jordaan on Saturday called on the South African Football Association (SAFA) to use the millions of rands generated by the tournament to develop grass roots soccer in South Africa.

Tuesday 13, July 2010

World Cup instilled national pride - Zuma
The hosting of the FIFA World Cup has effectively rebranded South Africa, transforming perceptions of the country's capacity and instilling immense national pride, says President Jacob Zuma.

Tuesday 13, July 2010

Jordaan hails World Cup final as outstanding success
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Organising Committee Chief Executive Officer Danny Jordaan hailed the final match of the first FIFA World Cup on African soil as an outstanding success.

Tuesday 13, July 2010

Vuvuzela: symbol of the World Cup
In the space of four weeks the vuvuzela has become the defining sound, shape and buzzword of Africa’s first FIFA World Cup.

Tuesday 13, July 2010

World football champions arrive in Madrid
Iberia plane carrying victorious Spanish national side landed yesterday at Barajas airport. Another four aircraft with fans, players' families and officials had landed minutes earlier.

Saturday 10, July 2010

Johannesburg tops World Cup attendance
Despite the host team Bafana Bafana bowing out of the 2010 World Cup in the initial round, football fans are thronging stadiums and fan parks in Johannesburg.

Saturday 10, July 2010

Plan trip to World Cup Final carefully - Traffic information
There will be a bigger than usual clampdown on traffic for the World Cup final, with roads closed in Sandton, Soweto and along the N1.

Saturday 10, July 2010

World Cup Closing ceremony of 'lights, splendour'
A combination of fireworks and the latest light effects technology will mark the closing ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Sunday night.


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