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The World Cup 2010 Final is being hosted by South Africa, the first time ever. Last time it was held in 2006 it was host by Germany. This year promises to be the biggest event ever as over a billion people are expected to follow the month long tournament that is between 32 of the worlds top soccer teams
This tournament happens every four years and the World Cup is the most important competition in international soccer. It is organized by the FIFA, Federation Internationale de Football Association. More than 160 national teams try to qualifying in regional rounds to play in the World Cup Finals.Opening ceremony will be on June 11, 2010 at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Applications for authorized tickets are available on line at the 2010 Final web site. They are available on a first come first served basis. The last 90,000 tickets that were released for public sale was on Friday, May 29, 2010.There are ten FIFA World Cup venues in nine host cities in South Africa. They are Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Mangaung/Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Rustenburg and Tshwane/Pretoria. In each city there is spectacular natural beauty and abundance of history to explore and enjoy.For instance, in the city of Polokwane, take some time out to go visit the Ndebele Village and spend time with them. They have some very interesting customs and is a fascinating culture. Nelspruit is surrounded by the most spectacular game reserves and the famous Kruger National Park. Tshwane/Pretoria is overflowing with rich and colorful heritage making the city come alive with a blending of the old and new.In Rustenburg, you will enjoy a sub-tropical climate with many attractions and activities to enjoy, It is the home of the country's richest tribes, the Bafokeng Nation. Johannesburg is the financial city of the African continent and is the melting pot with all the flavors of African cultures.Mangaung/Bloemfontein is the judicial capital, with some of the warmest and friendly people that are some of the country's most fanatical football supporters. Now when you get to Durban, bring your bathing suit along with plenty of sun screen as it has a four kilometer stretch of beaches with restaurants galore.In Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth there is 40 kilometer of splendid beaches in a protected bay. The stadium will host the match for third place and is located on the shores of the North End Lake. The stadium is one of newly built stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cape Cod is known as the Mother City in South Africa. It has an abundance of activities from exploring painted area of Bo-Kaap to soaking up some sun on the Atlantic seaboard's beaches.So you can see that going to the 2010 Final for the World Cup has a numerous amount of options of activities and sights to see while enjoying the FIFA Event. Be it you want to go to all the host cities or choose a couple of them to explore, the options are never ending. South Africa is a enormous, beautiful country, a place to enjoy and give you lasting memories.