2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup: News Round-Up 28 May 2010
2010 SOUTH AFRICA FIFA WORLD CUP™ News Round-up 28 May 2010
Good afternoon, and welcome to the unofficial news round up of the “You know when, You know were, You know who, You know what”™ (Yes I did ™ that)
After a GUARANTEE the system would work, it failed….this is all FIFA had to say.
Regrettably, FIFA’s official service provider MATCH AG confirmed that significant delays were experienced in the sales process due to technical problems which affected all sales channels, including ticketing centres and FNB branches.
“Last night I visited together with OC CEO Danny Jordaan one of the ticketing centres located in Sandton, Johannesburg, and I was deeply moved by the dozens of fans who were already queuing in the hope of getting a World Cup ticket,” said FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke.
“Today I would like to sincerely apologise to all the fans that have been affected by the problems in the ticketing sales system. We have already demanded a detailed report from our service provider Match AG on the causes of these problems and are expecting that they solve the situation very soon.”
At this time INTERNET SALES are still not available.
“I’m happy that we have played here now because we could not start the World Cup without having experienced that atmosphere,” Pareira said.
“Colombia are a big team and there was excitement from beginning to end. I’m pleased with my players because they will face all these challenges against Mexico on June 11.
“We didn’t play as well as the last game (against Bulgaria) but conditions were different – it was like a World Cup game.”
The test run at Soccer City last night has been hailed as a resounding success with spectators saying the systems all worked, from parking, to the buses, to the stadium, to getting back home without any problems! I like the sound of that!
The alleged thieves of $2000 from the COLOMBIAN teams hotel room have been arrested and have appeared in court.
And cause the last one was so popular……MORE FANS ARRIVE.