Wednesday, June 10, 2009
366 days to go ... tomorrow's one year to the 2010 World Cup.
Where has the time gone?!?
Today, a World Cup ticket update from FIFA.com ...
As of today (with four out of 32 teams qualified, in addition to the hosts South Africa) there have been a total of 630,021 tickets in 188 different countries/territories sold.
Nearly half of those total orders have been submitted by South Africans (301,601). Outside of South Africa, supporters from the USA have purchased the largest number of tickets (73,441), followed by the United Kingdom (42,907), Germany (30,880) and Australia (15,038). Reigning champions Italy have so far received 6,063 ticket orders, Brazil 5,777 and from France 5,106 tickets have been so far sold.
MY POV: Kind of interesting that the USA is second behind South Africa. For a nation that many think doesn't care about soccer ... maybe that David Beckham transfer had something to do with it? I kid, I kid!
The second ticketing phase will continue until November 16th. It's on a first-come, first-served basis.
How many of you have got your tickets in hand? If not, what are you waiting for?
I'll see you there! Maybe!