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Confederations Cup in South Africa Betting News

Written by Matt Stevens   
Monday, 08 June 2009 18:48
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Official ball, logo, embellished four venues, four thousand volunteers, 15 days of competition, stars and galactic eight selections with illusions are some of the seasonings that give fans the Confederations Cup in South Africa.

Almost a year after the World Cup, the first to be held on African soil, the 'Festival of Champions' is a litmus test that you must pass the Local Organizing Committee to send a strong and positive message to South Africa-2010 , which has generated so many doubts in the past two years.

Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontain venues are hosting the 16 matches which is the main favorite European king Spain, Brazil and South America to the current global monarch Italy.

The other continental champions to complete the schedule are Iraq (Asia), Egypt (Africa), United States (CONCACAF), New Zealand (Oceania), besides the host country South Africa.

"The tournament is a success and hope that all stadiums will be full," said executive director of the World Cup organizing committee, Danny Jordaan.

Tickets have gone on sale on November 23, both in South Africa FNB bank offices, travel agencies or via internet at the official site of FIFA.

To guide, facilitate and support the success of the Festival of Champions', about 1,000 volunteers are committed to headquarters to assist and prepare for the World Cup, an event four times larger in terms of just measuring the training participants.

"We want to thank them for their willingness to contribute their contribution to the success of this event. We thank infinitely their time, effort and commitment," said director of the Volunteer Program of the LOC, Onke Mjo. 

Also, to bolster the enthusiasm, sports figures such as Olympic swimmer Natalie du Toit and the rugby Springboks John Smit and local celebrities have expressed their support for the most important football event which will host the country, is also confident that South Africa has already organized Rugby World Cup success in 1995.

The tournament gave her a way to kick start the draw for the two groups in a glamorous gala that took the Miss World candidates from each participating country and high-level authorities of FIFA, as well as several coaches of teams participants, as the Spanish Vicente del Bosque.

This eighth edition of the Confederations will have its official football exclusive: the Kopanya (join, Southern Sotho dialect) by the sports brand of the three strips, for the first time for a Festival of Champions, to pay tribute to the host country in its preparation and design.

There is also a special logo for the event. Diversity and color, energy and vitality are the main features that the designers highlighted the South African design agency Switch.

In the conception of the idea was intended to illustrate the path of Africa in their struggle to be recognized as a major competitor in size and emphasize the global aspect of modern Africa.

In the grass itself, the party seems assured. With superstars the caliber of the Spanish David Villa, Fernando Torres and Xavi, Brazilians Kaka and Alexandre Pato, the Italians Andrea Pirlo, Luca Toni and Fabio Cannavaro, in addition to Landon Donovan, Zidan fans have all the condiments to be a good banquet in South Africa-2009.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 18:53
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