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Already Thinking about the 2010 World Cup!

July 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’m already plotting how I can get down to South Africa for the World Cup next summer…and I know I’m not alone.  Just this past weekend there were talks among my friends who’ve already got tickets!  So I began drooling and then visiting my friend Google to learn more.  Apparently you could apply to get tickets as early as February.  If you’re interested you can click here to access the FIFA portal for tickets.  This site has everything you need to know whether its the type of tickets available to the schedule of matches.  Although at the time of writing this, the website to apply for the tickets wasn’t working for me…so let me know if you have better luck!

Alas, my plotting doesn’t stop at the tickets, one must also consider volunteering for the World Cup – it did open up the most amazing summer of my life when I volunteered at the Beijing Olympics!  Applications for volunteers just opened up last Monday!  While the majority of the 15,000 positions are reserved for Africans, there are some slots for international volunteers.  Don’t put this off too long if you’re considering this route, because the applications close on August 31.  Click here to apply to be a volunteer at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa!

Are you planning on attending the World Cup?  Do you have any tips to share or your own schemes to get there??  Share them here!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anil // Jul 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I plan on being there, no more letting them pass me by :) Now if only my teams could make it. Volunteering is a great idea, I’ll look into it.

    Thanks for the tip!

  • 2 Albert // Aug 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I was in South Korea for the World Cup in 2002. I can’t explain the awesomeness that was around. Never ending flow of soju.

    If I get back from my middle east trip in time, I will be attending the event. Jburg and Capetown are hopefully awaiting my arrival. Plane tickets are not an issue for me. I have no clue about the living arrangements though.

    Would it be wrong to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and World Cup in South Africa in the same year? Are there any other events that I am unaware of at this time?

    Maybe I’ll see ya there.

  • 3 creativevacationsolutions // Aug 7, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Yes definately even i have the same idea going the world cup .I think it might me a fabulous thought that you got.Happy travel and safe trip.Thank you.

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