15 February 2010
The Fifa World Cup ticketing sub-committee will open a call centre this week to assist soccer fans who want buy tickets for the 2010 World Cup.
Committee chairman Horst Schmidt said the call centre will operate on weekdays from 10.30am until 7.30pm South African time.
“The fans understand that time is crucial now, as the tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and that they should not wait for the last minute over-the-counter sales,” he said.
The call centre will use the South African number 083 123 2010 as well as the international number +41 44 583 2010.
Fourth round of ticket sales
Schmidt said the first 100 hours of the fourth ticket sales phase had already seen a total of 74 146 tickets being sold, while an additional 130 000 applications were still being processed.
However, the confirmations were expected to be sent by the beginning of this week. This second-last sales phase, which kicked off on 9 February, will run until 7 April.
“We have already had more than 200 000 tickets requested within 100 hours, a number we are truly happy with,” he said.