Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
South Africa on Schedule for 2010
Reuters, August 21st, 2007 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

From time to time the media checks in on the progress in South Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup. According to a Reuters report, everything seems to be on track for a successful first World Cup in Africa-except for the quality on the field. Danny Jordaan, chief of the South Africa 2010 organizing committee, told reporters that stadium development and sponsorship and TV rights sales were all on schedule, and that revenue from the latter would be greater than that of 2006. Jordaan instead deflected concerns to South Africa's soccer team, which he said was lacking consistency on the field and would need improvement if South Africa wishes to progress to the knockout stages.

"We have two completion dates," he said. "By December 2008 we will have the five stadia we need for the (2009) Confederations Cup -- four of those are ready today." The remaining stadiums he said must be completed by October 2009. As for South Africa's domestic problems, such as poor public transportation in its major cities and a high crime rate, Jordaan said there had not been a single incident in the last 13 years for any "major event" hosted in the country.

In all, the 2010 tournament has already sold $3.2 million worth of sponsorship, and more than $1 billion for TV rights.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Johnson Steps Down as Fox's Lead Soccer Broadcaster     
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Gus Johnson reveals that he will no longer be Fox's ...
Barca Names Training Field After Vilanova     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that a field at the club's training ground would be named after ...
Bayern Injury Crisis Ahead of City Visit     
Bayern Munich is struggling with injury concerns ahead of its UEFA Champions League home opener against ...
Mourinho: Third UCL Title Not an Obsession    
Jose Mourinho insists that winning the UEFA Champions League again is not an obsession. The Portuguese, ...
Fulham Failing in the Second Division    
Just six games into the English League Championship season, and Fulham, the former club of USA ...
Cavs weather storm to down VCU    
No. 5 Virginia won its fourth straight game against VCU, but thanks to Penn transfer Sam ...
Ferdinand: Moyes' Tactics 'Embarrassing'    
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand launched a scathing attack on former coach David Moyes in ...
Critic Apologizes to Saints Fans     
Southampton, many critics' pick to be relegated this season after selling so many players during the ...
Inter Crushes Sassuolo, 7-0, Again    
Inter Milan made up for its disappointing 0-0 draw away to Torino on the opening day ...
Simeone Hails Atleti 'Strength'    
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's "strength" as the defending La Liga champ beat ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives