Now a days the most awaited International sports event, “FIFA world cup 2010” will kick off on 10th June with a celebration concert, although the first match is scheduled on the 11th of June between Mexico and the home team South Africa in Johannesburg. As always FIFA is going to bring a whole new season of game, excitement, entertainment, passion, hopes, disappointments and above all triumph and defeat.
The opening concert of FIFA world cup 2010 is planned to begin at 8 PM local time, which is going to be a three hour show with a blend of international and South African singers, and appearances of legendry football players from the past and present. The legend and celebrity extravaganza will be exhibited in Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, which has a capacity of 30,000 audiences. Kevin Wall, the Emmy award wining producer is chosen by FIFA for organizing and producing the historical event of African continent. Kevin Wall is looking forward for the big event and says, “We believe sports and music transcend cultural, language and geographic barriers, and through the official FIFA World Cup Kick–off Celebration Concert, Control Room will present the sights and sounds of unity and celebration for an unforgettable, must-see experience.” The excitement is well justified as 150 artists from all seven continents will be performing live. On the other hand FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke feels proud in saying, “We are thrilled to have a concert of such magnitude and performing talent raise the curtain on the first FIFA World Cup on African soil, It is testament to the universal and unifying power of football and music and will start the competition off on the right note – of celebration.” All the earning from the concert will be donated to “20 Centers for 2010”, the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, which is building 20 centers all around Africa. These centers will offer education, healthcare services as well as football training to the deserving communities.
Match hospitality, FIFA’s worldwide exclusive rights holder of the Official Hospitality Programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM and The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Accommodation Office operated by MATCH Event Services (Pty) Ltd, both of these organization are offering differing packages for the audience coming from all over the world. FIFA has also introduced a Green Goal 2010 program which will be working on minimizing the environmental damages caused by any activity associated to the world cup.
A total of 32 team, Nigeria, Cameroon, New Zealand, Japan, Netherlands, Korea Republic, Korea DPR, Australia, USA, Brazil, Ghana, England, Paraguay, Spain, Denmark, Cote d’Ivoire, Chile, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, Argentina, Honduras, Slovakia, Algeria, Portugal, France, Slovenia, Greece, Uruguay and hosts South Africa have qualified for the event, of which Uruguay was the 32nd. These teams are divided into 8 groups. All the matches are scheduled in ten different stadiums of South Africa, namely, Green Point Stadium, Durban Stadium, Ellis Park stadium, Soccer city, Free State Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Mbombela Stadium, Peter Mokaba Stadium, The Royal Bafokeng Stadium, and Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Most of the teams have arrived in the hosting country including Paraguay, England, Korea, USA and and others.
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