December 03, 2009
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:
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.
Recently I attended the media briefing for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw, which is happening this Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
It never crossed my mind that any part of the World Cup would not be world class, but being in the room where the Final Draw will take place gave me goose bumps and a proud feeling for being part of such a major event for Cape Town and the world.
The countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will soon hit the six-month mark and soccer fans all over the world are eagerly awaiting the kickoff on June 11. On December 4, the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw will take place in the Mother City where, as the FIFA website suggests, “the fates of the world’s top 32 teams will be sketched out”.
An estimated 8 000 people are expected to gather at the Cape Town International Convention Centre to witness the draw, which will reveal the match order for the anticipated sporting event.
Cape Town will host eight World Cup matches in 2010, but the city’s soccer fans need not wait till then to enjoy some FIFA action. Capetonians will be lucky enough to feel the World Cup fever on December 4.
The Final Draw, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on December 4, will see FIFA executives, celebrities, members of the international media and representatives of each of the 32 qualifying teams in attendance.
The first official event to launch South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ takes place in Cape Town on December 4 and the City of Cape Town is pulling out all the stops to demonstrate its readiness to welcome thousands of soccer fans and dignitaries.
The FIFA Final Draw, which will determine the match schedule for the 32 participating teams in next year’s soccer tournament, will be held at 19h00 on Friday, December 4 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).