FIFA Happy With 2010 Preparations & Progress
The BBC is reporting this evening that the FIFA delegation that has been in the country for the last six days is “delighted” with the progress that has been made by South Africa in the build-up to the 2010 World Cup.
“Overall, we are very impressed with the achievements made,” said Ron DelMont, who heads up Fifa’s South African office.
The inspectors visited the five stadiums newly-built for the World Cup.
They spent time looking at the venues in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Nelspruit, Polokwane and Durban, as well as the heavily-refurbished Soccer City in Johannesburg.
“We’ve been looking for years at artists’ impressions of buildings as well as drawings indicating the location of dressing rooms for example, and to now see them in their final state is very satisfying,” said Derek Blanckensee.
More details at BBC Sport.