"I'd be a very stupid person to say there will not be any effect on the World Cup from the global recession. The problem is we don't know just how big an impact it will have on the World Cup. Early
completion of stadiums will allow us to determine the exact number of tickets to be made available. For now, we have approximately three million tickets available."
-- David Will
, chairman of FIFA's World Cup ticketing committee, on World Cup 2010 ticket sales, which begin Friday. (BBC Sport)