Second chance for 2010 tickets

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The second phase of ticket sales for the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicked off on Monday 4 May, with some 100 000 tickets up for grabs. These exclude tickets for the tournament’s two semifinals and the final – matches 61, 62 and 64.

From this phase onwards tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications can be made at First National Bank (FNB) branches or via the Fifa website.

South Africans applying for tickets at FNB branches will have to present a valid form of identification, and foreigners their passport. Those applying on behalf of friends or family will have to provide the details of these persons, including their identity numbers, names, dates of birth and nationality.

Individual ticket applications are limited to up to four tickets per match, and up to seven matches in total, with prices starting at US$20 (R140). Applicants will be informed within 10 working days whether or not their application has been fully or partly successful.

Tickets will be ready for collection at the Fifa venue ticketing centres from April 2010 onwards.

For more information e-mail or fax +41 43222 6800.

Confederations Cup 2009

Meanwhile, some 320 000 tickets are still available for the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, which runs from 14 to 28 June.

To help boost ticket sales in South Africa, four ticketing centres have been set up in the tournament’s host cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Rustenburg. They are open from 9am to 6pm, seven days a week, and can be found at:

  • Johannesburg: Sandton Isle, corner of Rivonia Road and Linden Street, Sandown
  • Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall, corner of Middel and Fehrsen Streets, New Muckleneuk
  • Bloemfontein: Lochlogan Waterfront Mall, corner of Charles Street and First Avenue
  • Rustenburg: Waterfall Mall, 1 Augrabies Avenue

From 11 May, South Africans will also be able to buy Confederations Cup tickets by calling the Fifa ticketing call centre on 083 2010 010.

Also from 11 May, four ticket collection points, two each in Johannesburg and Pretoria, will be provided in the following FNB branches:

  • Johannesburg: Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gardenview
  • Johannesburg: Maponya Mall, Old Potchefstroom Road, Klipspruit, Kliptown
  • Pretoria: Sunny Park, corner of Esselen and Trevenna Road, Sunnyside
  • Pretoria: Hatfield, Hillcrest Boulevard Shopping Centre, Lynwood Road

These collection points will be open during normal FNB trading hours.

At all locations customers need to bring their:

  • Credit card (if they used the card to buy tickets via
  • Ticket purchase card from their hard ticket application form (if they used the paper application form to purchase tickets)
  • Proof of identity to confirm they are the person who ordered the tickets

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