Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

TALKING EUROPE

Green MEP Eva Joly: 'Nuclear energy is a technology from the past'

Read more

FOCUS

'Healing viruses' offer hope in fight against 'superbugs'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU health check: Should the EU increase cross-border care?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

France's new president: Can Macron keep spirit of hope alive?

Read more

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Lebanese prodigy Niveen Khabshab revolutionises cancer treatment

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Campaigning kicks off in France for high-stakes parliamentary elections

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Welcome to Jerusalem, Mr. President'

Read more

THE DEBATE

Video: Can Israeli-Palestinian talks succeed under Trump?

Read more

ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back

Read more

Sports

Ticket frustration blights World Cup build-up

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-05-19

South Africa is all systems go for the World Cup this summer, but high prices and long queues for tickets are overshadowing the build-up.

Many feared that South Africa would not be ready to take up it hosting duties for the 2010 World Cup, but the country is exceeding expectations: the 10 stadiums are ready, the fan parks are underway, and, despite a strike, the transport system is getting there. Even local law enforcement officials are doing a remarkable job in reassuring the local and international community regarding safety concerns.

Despite all this, there is rumbling discontent about the high prices and long queues for tickets… Watch our video for the inside track.

 

Date created : 2010-05-19

  • 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP

    All South African stadiums get FIFA approval

    Read more

COMMENT(S)