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Long Street hosts soccer World Cup draw fan fest

An estimated 70 000 people crowded into Cape Town’s Long Street on Friday, December 4, with an additional 200-million viewers following on TV, to watch the highly anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw. Flags of all countries waved as the expectant crowd waited for the big draw, but it was the South African flag that flew most prominently and proudly as Cape Town represented the country in spectacular fashion.

Table Mountain sunset – Postcard from Paul

The beach at Camps Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the beach at Camps Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.

Celebrating the 2010 World Cup Final Draw – Flickr Pic of the Day

This photograph of an exuberant 2010 fan blowing a vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw party in Long Street, Cape Town on Friday was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tara Turkington, aka Flowcomm.

2010 FIFA World Cup programme of matches

Following the Final Draw last night, here’s the full schedule of the 2010 FIFA World Cup line-up of matches in South Africa, including dates, times and venues: The FIFA World Cup Final Draw party attracted tens of thousands of soccer fans to Long Street, Cape Town, on December 4, 2009. Photo: Tara Turkington/Flowcomm

Grey squirrel in Company Gardens – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a grey squirrel in Company Gardens was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member I love beachhuts.

England vs Algeria: Beckham and England coming to Cape Town

David Beckham won’t have to travel far from his Cape Town home to represent or support England when they play Algeria at Cape Town Stadium at the 2010 FIFA World Cup on June 18 next year. At the draw in Cape Town, England was drawn along with USA, Slovenia and Algeria in Group C.

BBC Videos of 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw

Videos of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw have been published on the BBC website. For more blogs, photographs and videos of the Cape Town event, stay logged on to our website for constant updates.

Cape Town Stadium will host Uruguay vs France in its opening match

The Cape Town Stadium will host host Uruguay vs France in its opening match on June 11, 2010.

Cape Town football matches in the Fifa World Cup 2010

Cape Town welcomes the teams Uruguay, France, Italy, Paraguay, England, Algeria, The People’s Republic of Korea, Cameroon, The Netherlands and Portugal for the group stage games at the Cape Town Stadium.

Live coverage of World Cup Draw

Twitter is maxing out on World Cup coverage, probably the best place to get live coverage. The term “World Cup Draw” is currently trending 4th: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%22World%20Cup%20Draw%22

Fan Fest in Long Street

Long Street is reaching fever pitch as the crowds anticipate the Fifa World Cup Final Draw

Videos of Long Street World Cup Draw Party

Long street is going crazy according to our on-the-scene reporter Tara Turkington (she has since gone to blow her vuvuzela).

2010 FIFA World Cup Draw Live Streaming?

Football fans around the world have been battling to find live streaming of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw in Cape Town. You can however follow proceedings this evening by reading the blog posts and viewing pictures on this website, which will be constantly updated.

Latest Long Street World Cup Draw Photos - Crowds Gather

Long Street is awash with colour as throngs of fans from all nationalities gather to watch the Fifa World Cup Final Draw.

Photo essay: Cape Town’s Final Draw Long Street party

Cape Town’s Long Street party is in full swing now, with thousands of people milling around in front of the main stage ahead of the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at 19h00 this evening.

What Bafana Bafana fans should hope for at tonight’s draw

With the draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup just hours away, Bafana Bafana fans are more anxious than ever as to which nations their team will face in the first round of Africa’s first soccer world cup next year. Because of the seeding process and South Africa being the host nation, Bafana will definitely not have to face any of the top seven teams in the first round, namely Brazil, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, The Netherlands and Argentina.

Video of Final Draw festivities in Long Street

Final Draw pictures

Soccer fans pour into Long Street to join in the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw festivities. Cape Town Tourism is out in full force and the vibe is electric…

Follow the Final Draw festivities on our 2010 blog

The party on Long Street, Cape Town, started for real at about 14h00, when FIFA President Sepp Blatter and other dignitaries addressed the thousands of fans who had turned out for the event. The crowd had started to gather on Long Street at about 09h00 ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw at the Cape Town International Convention Centre tonight.

Photo essay: Final Draw festivities in Long Street

South African fans go crazy as FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses them in Long Street, Cape Town, just after 14h00.

World Cup final draw results live

Cape Town Tourism will bring you live coverage of the Fifa World Cup 2010 Final Draw on this page.

2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw™, London style

The Cape Town International Convention Centre What a spectacle celebrities make of themselves sometimes, falling over one another to be in a camera shot. Never one to be camera-shy, David Beckham, sporting his new “mullet” is multi-tasking his way around South Africa: shaking hands, crossing his arms and spearheading the 2018 bid for England to host the FIFA World Cup. Yes, England wants a piece of it too.

Beckham sports a new hairdo for the Final Draw

Photo courtesy Times Live Football, fashion and hair celebrity David Beckham is in Cape Town today for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw – rocking a new hairdo, of course.

Cape Town prepares for Final Draw festivities

Photo courtesy Ernie Joseph There has been much activity on Long Street over the past few days as the city prepares for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw festivities.

Visitor Information Centre revamped for Final Draw

Cape Town Tourism’s central city Visitor Information Centre has been totally revamped in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw on Friday, December 4.

Groot Constantia – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

One of the great things about Cape Town is that you don’t have to travel far or spend a lot of money to enjoy wonderful scenery.

Table Mountain from across the Atlantic Ocean – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a Cape Town Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ian Junor aka ifijay.

All eyes on Cape Town for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw

The stage at the CTICC where the Final Draw will take place As the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw approaches, the world turns its attention to the Mother City. Cape Town Tourism has been following the preparations closely. The following articles have been published on our 2010 blog, our media mini-site and our industry mini-site:

Final Draw celebrities in Cape Town

Charlize Theron, photo courtesy René aka SpreePiX Friday December 4, 2009 is the date for the Final Draw, which is a major part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The event will bring a star-studded list of international celebrities to the stage in Cape Town. The hosts for this Friday’s event are South African Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron and FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke.