Wednesday, September 30, 2009

City gears up for 2010 draw

By Khanyisa Tabata
30 September 2009



The City of Cape Town is gearing up for the 2010 draw with city officials working flat out to ensure they are ready to welcome the world.

Cape Town's first opportunity to showcase its readiness for global sport's biggest showpiece will come when it hosts the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on December 4.

Illustrating the city's commitment to staging a successful Draw for the world's football fraternity was the fact that the city's executive deputy mayor, Ian Nielson, was personally on hand and an eager participant in the deliberations.

The Final Draw for Africa's first football World Cup will be a mega showcase for the city as it welcomes the world's media, broadcasters and FIFA football family, as well as the coaches of all the qualified teams such as Fabio Capello, Dunga and Bert van Marwijk.

With football powerhouses such as England, Brazil, Holland, Japan, the two Koreas and Ghana among the countries that have already qualified for the World Cup, excitement is mounting for the draw – which will determine the tournament's groupings and match locations.

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