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Half empty World Cup?

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It’s the greatest football tournament in the world, yet there is the very distinct possibility that the worlds viewers will tune into matches which are being viewed in half empty stadiums.

In a bid to boost sales, tickets for the World Cup will now go on sale in South African supermarkets so locals can pay in cash to be a part of the tournament.

In England, only 67,654 tickets have been sold, which is fewer than a typical Manchester United home game. Similarly, football mad Germany have only purchased 32000 tickets, with some experts claiming that the economic down turn, as well as safety fears in South Africa, have contributed to poor foreign sales.

So far the only match to have sold out is the final which will take place on 11th July. Lets hope these tickets are snapped up, or the appearance of half empty stadiums will be an embaressing affair for FIFA and world football itself.

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Written by Nicole Carroll

April 14, 2010 at 11:11 am

Posted in World Cup 2010

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