If you are not like me, you must be a football lover. Let me use the words “soccer” and “football” to mean the same thing whether you are from Europe or America. This time around, all attention is focused to South Africa. It’s an historic event in the history of this country and Africa as a whole.
Looking at the official Match Schedule as released and published on FIFA’s website and the number of the ticket applications received during the first sales phase that ended at midnight on 31 March with a total of 1,635,136 applications, one can begin to imagine the scramble.
The matches will be played in the following towns/areas:
- Cape Town,
- Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth,
One sure thing is that the whole world will not be at the pitches, not even all the South Africans. However, everyone that stays back is not necessarily not a lover of football. A good number of reasons account for this. You can start naming from lack of time because of other priorities, finance, and many others. If you are NOT packing your bags, there are other ways to be part of the tournament.
Don’t ask me how because I know you certainly have a TV set with foreign channels. If your TV set can’t follow you to the office or beach, I think the Internet can do. There are lots and lots of sites out there that will stream live images during the time. Also check the Net for some desktop applications that will bring the event closer to you.