Soccer World Cup 2010 Update

 

Fan Fest Venues:
(260 000 people!)

Elkah Stadium (Soweto) 40 000
InnesFree Park (Sandton) 20 000
Grand Parade (Cape Town) 20 000
Centurion Cricket Ground (Pretoria) 30 000
New Beach (Durban) 25 000
Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre (Bloemfotein) 20 000
Bergvlam High School (Nelspruit) 30 000
Bergvlam High School (Port Elizabeth) 25 000
Polokwane Cricket Club (Polokwane) 30 000
Fields College (Rustenburg) 20 000

Top 3 Viewed Matches 

SA vs Mexico       13 605 000
Italy vs Paraguay   11 658 000
Uruguay vs France     11 487 000

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2soccerball1soccerball Update
25 June 2010

Probably the most talked about event since the 1994 elections is underway. Did it have the impact that people were expecting? Well, in South Africa on the afternoon of Friday 11th, soccer is pretty much all that was happening.

A fortunate few (84,000) were able to attend the opening ceremony and the SA vs Mexico match at Soccer City. A high percentage of the rest of the country was watching the event at either one of the “Fan Fest” venues or on television. In South Africa, at the peak of the viewing (17:30) an estimated 10 421 million individuals (4 years+) were watching the game on television at home. This does not include the many thousands who watched at friends, restaurants, pubs, and other central venues.

The match took 86%-90% share of all television viewing between 16:00 and 18:00. Over 6 million people watched the opening ceremony.

2010 – South Africa vs Mexico
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Date / Time

Match

Venue

Stage

1

Jun 11,
(4:00pm SA local)

South Africa 1 – 1 Mexico

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Group A

2

Jun 11,
(8:30pm SA local)

Uruguay 0 – 0 France

Green Point, Cape Town

Group A

4

Jun 12,
(1:30pm SA local)

Korea Republic 2 – 0 Greece

Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth

Group B

3

Jun 12,
(4:00pm SA local)

Argentina 1 – 0 Nigeria

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Group B

5

Jun 12,
(8:30pm SA local)

England 1 – 1 USA

Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg

Group C

6

Jun 13,
(1:30pm SA local)

Algeria 0 – 1 Slovenia

Peter Mokaba, Polokwane

Group C

8

Jun 13,
(4:00pm SA local)

Serbia 0 – 1 Ghana

Loftus Versfeld, Tshwane

Group D

7

Jun 13,
(8:30pm SA local)

Germany 4 – 0 Australia

Durban, Durban

Group D

9

Jun 14,
(1:30pm SA local)

Netherlands 2 – 0 Denmark

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Group E

10

Jun 14,
(4:00pm SA local)

Japan 1 – 0 Cameroon

Free State, Bloemfontein

Group E

11

Jun 14,
(8:30pm SA local)

Italy 1 – 1 Paraguay

Green Point, Cape Town

Group F

12

Jun 15,
(1:30pm SA local)

New Zealand 1 – 1 Slovakia

Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg

Group F

13

Jun 15,
(4:00pm SA local)

Côte d’Ivoire 0 – 0 Portugal

Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth

Group G

14

Jun 15,
(8:00pm SA local)

Brazil 2 – 1 Korea DPR

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Group G

15

Jun 16,
(1:30pm SA local)

Honduras 0 – 1 Chile

Mbombela, Nelspruit

Group H

16

Jun 16,
(4:00pm SA local)

Spain 0 – 1 Switzerland

Durban, Durban

Group H

17

Jun 16,
(8:30pm SA local)

South Africa 0 – 3 Uruguay

Loftus Versfeld, Tshwane

Group A

20

Jun 17,
(1:30pm SA local)

Argentina 4 – 1 Korea Republic

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Group B

19

Jun 17,
(4:00pm SA local)

Greece 2 – 1 Nigeria

Free State, Bloemfontein

Group B

18
Jun 17, 2:30pm
(8:30pm SA local)
France 0 – 2 Mexico
Peter Mokaba, Polokwane
Group A

 

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