U.S. RANKS FIRST IN INTERNATIONAL TICKET REQUESTS FOR 2010 WORLD CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA
source: u.s. soccer
The third ticketing sales phase for the 2010 FIFA World Cup has seen the number of tickets applied for hit the 500,000 mark within the first ten days. 386,300 of those tickets were requested by South African residents (77 percent of the total applications). The U.S. leads the list of foreign countries for this sales phase with 22,942 tickets, which brings its total to more than 100,000 requests through all three phases. The U.S. Men’s National Team has been drawn into Group C with England, Slovenia and Algeria for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. They will open their sixth consecutive World Cup finals tournament against England on June 12 in Rustenburg, and will follow that game with matches against Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg and Algeria on June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria.