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October 21, 2009

All you need to know about buying your 2010 FIFA World Cup ticket

Photo by Kate Thompson

There are four phases to purchasing your 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets. Visa is the preferred form of payment for members of the general international public as well as the residents of South Africa.

Online Ticket Application Form:

As a member of the public (international or South African) you can purchase tickets online by visiting the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ticketing website at http://www.fifa.com/ and using any method acceptable to FIFA as well as authorised by your bank.

International

Paper Ticket Application Form:

A PDF version of the application form can be downloaded on http://www.fifa.com/.

You can return your completed application form to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Ticketing Centre via post or fax.

Address: Aurorastrasse 100, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.

Fax: +41 43 222 6800 (please send only the ticket order form section of the ticket application form)

Resident of South Africa

Paper Ticket Application Form:

First National Bank (FNB) branches in South Africa provide 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ticket application forms.

Once you’ve completed your form, you can hand it in to a bank teller at any FNB branch in South Africa so it can be processed.

The teller will give you an FNB Visa Official Mascot Prepaid Card once you’ve paid the total value of the tickets in your application.

An SMS notification of whether your application has been successful, partially successful or unsuccessful will be sent to you. If your application is partially successful or successful, you can collect your ticket.

Ticket Sales Phases

May 4 – November 16, 2009 (Second Phase)

All ticket applications will be processed depending on availability and on a first come, first served basis, in order of receipt.

December 2, 2009 – January 22, 2010 (Third Phase)

All application forms filled out correctly will be considered for allocation. Tickets are allocated through random selection and it makes no difference whether you applied on December 2 or January 22.

All applicants will be contacted approximately three days after the Random Selection Draw Sales Phase process is completed for confirmation on whether they have been successful or not.

February 9 – April 7, 2010 (Fourth Phase)

Tickets are processed on a first come, first served basis in the order of receipt according to availability.

April 5 – July 11, 2010 (Final / Last Minute Phase)

Ticket applications are processed on a first come, first served basis but transactions will be carried out immediately at the point of sale.

Ticket sales will close on July 11, 2010.

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