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October 23, 2009

FIFA Final Draw media accreditation deadline draws near

South Africa vs Brazil, Confederations Cup 2009

This is a friendly reminder from Cape Town Tourism that media accreditation for the FIFA Final Draw closes on October 31, 2009. The deadlines apply to media all over the world and should be noted, as FIFA is adamant that no late applications will be reviewed.

A media accreditation workshop was hosted by the City of Cape Town on October 22, with various officials from the local organising committee and FIFA explaining the application process and answering questions from the attendees.

Before applying for accreditation, media are required to register with FIFA’s Media Channel at http://www.media.fifa.com.

Approval of registration can take a few days. Once approved, media can begin the accreditation procedure.

Media should note that there are various issues to consider, including zone accreditation and non-broadcasting rights rules.

The FIFA Media Channel is already open for registration and it is advised that all journalists and photographers register immediately so any potential technical difficulties can be rectified before the October 31 deadline.

Applications for accreditation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup open on December 5, 2009 and close on January 31, 2010.

Events leading up to the Final Draw on December 4, 2009 include the switching on of the Christmas lights on November 29, a mayoral function at the Cape Town Stadium on December 2 and a FIFA delegates press conference on Robben Island on December 3.

For more information regarding media accreditation, please contact:

OC media accreditation organiser Sifiso Cele: Sifiso.cele@2010oc.com

For issues around broadcasting rights etc, please contact:

FIFA TV’s Marcia Mahlalela: Marcia.mahlalela@fifa.org

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