Fifa World Cup in Africa 2010

Fifa World Cup Africa 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010

The FIFA World Cup 2010 is the 19th edition of the event and will occur first on the African continent and as host South Africa


The process by offering the first FIFA World Cup in the continental rotation (the process of rotating the World Cup hosting to each confederation at a time) was the FIFA World Cup 2010. Will be the largest sporting event on this continent, which like the Olympics, had not yet been organized in Africa. So, have applied to South Africa, Morocco, Egypt and Libya-Tunisia binational nomination.

On May 15, 2004 in Zurich, Switzerland, South Africa beat Morocco by 14 votes to 10. Egypt received no votes and Libya and Tunisia withdrew on May 8, 2004 after offering their junction, which was not allowed.


South Africa has built five new football stadiums in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2010. Be the first time the country's history that the region will stage specially dedicated to football. Under the old apartheid government, the stadiums were built exclusively for rugby and cricket.

South Africa has little tradition in football, took part in 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan in Group B and are eliminated in the first. Nd phase of the canopy in a group that participated in the selections from Spain, Slovenia and Paraguay, also participated World Cup 1998 in France.

A FIFA delegation has completed a first visit to South Africa after the country was chosen to host the 2010 World Cup. The officials said then that several technical and legal aspects were discussed before the FIFA members leave the country.

"FIFA is seeking to fulfill the whole process of the host country as quickly as possible and will set up an office in South Africa early next year," said Danny Jordaan, who heads the local committee.

A committee of four men, of which Jordaan is one of the members, was formed to set the local organization.

In mid-2008 due to delays in preparations with the possibility of South Africa does not finish the necessary work on time, speculation about the return of the headquarters of the World Cup. Been contemplated in Germany that the entire structure had assembled for the 2006 World Cup, apart from Spain and Australia.

A strike was initiated by the workers in South Africa on July 8, 2009. Works in stadiums, highways, railways, airports and hospitals came to be interrupted. The workers were asking for something around 15% wage increase. The delays, which were obvious became more complicated with the strike. Representatives of the organization of the tournament come to admit that the schedule of works could change.
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