Jump to navigation

Vol 50 No 25

Published 18th December 2009


South Africa

Ready or not, here they come

President Zuma’s government is confident about the 2010 World Cup preparations, despite professional fouls in the organising committee

Sepp Blatter, President of football’s ruling Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) looked relieved at the 11 December draw in Cape Town for next year’s World Cup. Standing next to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on the podium, Blatter grabbed Zuma’s hand and raised it aloft in triumph, proclaiming: ‘We did it!’ The much-lambasted Blatter likes to trumpet his achievements and the evidence on display in Cape Town suggested that this time he might be right.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 1467 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.