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Want Tickets For The US vs El Salvador WC Qualifier?

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Of course you do? So, if you plan on being in Sandy, Utah on September 5th to support the U.S. Men’s National Team in their FIFA World Cup qualifier against El Salvador you better pick up tickets when they go on-sale on August 7th, at 12 p.m. MT.

Tickets starting at $38 go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 7, at 12 p.m. MT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 801-727-2700 (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and at the Rio Tinto Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

If you’d like to pickup tickets before they go onsale to the general public find out about the presale that started today.

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FIFA Rejects Proposed Vuvuzela Ban At 2010 World Cup

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Did anyone watching the 2009 Confederations Cup and feel like the games were being played inside a beehive due to the relentless and obnoxious buzzing sound? Yeah me too!

That noise was coming from a plastic instrument called the Vuvuzela which is to South African football what the “wave” is to American stadiums.

FIFA was considering banning the Vuvuzela at the 2010 World Cup due to complaints from players, coaches and broadcasters but just this weekend “FIFA have ruled out any action that would remove the vuvuzela from the stadiums at the 2010 World Cup.”

The rejection of the ban means Vuvuzelas will be given out at stadiums before each match so you better get used to the sound.

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312 Days Until FIFA 2010 World Cup

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– 15,000 Apply To Volunteer at World Cup

Houston Wants In If U.S. Gets World Cup

Cruise Ship Hotels Coming To ’10 World Cup

Safaris Will Be Popular At 2010 World Cup

– Obama Hopes To Attend World Cup

Swine Flu Threatening World Cup?

2010 Countdown Widget

Qatar Bids For An All-indoor 2022 World Cup

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AT&T Jumps In Bed With The USMNT

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Realizing that soccer’s popularity in the U.S. is on the rise and that 2010 FIFA World Cup hysteria is on the way AT&T has signed a multiyear agreement to become the official communications services sponsor of U.S. Men’s National team.

As part of the deal with the MLS and U.S. Men’s and Women’s Nation teams, AT&T will provide exclusive content for fans on wireless devices, personal computers and TVs. Offerings will include behind-the-scenes looks at the sport, player profiles and interviews and post-game highlights.

This is just another example of how sponsors are anticipating a growth of interest in the MLS and U.S. Men’s & Women National teams over the coming years.

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Going On Safari Between 2010 World Cup Games? Better Book Now!

Picture 1Planning on taking a South African safari during your time at the 2010 World Cup? Better plan ahead!

South Africa is gearing up to attract over 10-million tourists during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The tourism board is telling tourist to begin bookings at its national parks a year ahead of the World Cup in order to ensure visitors easy access.

San Parks, which manages 21 national parks across the country, opened bookings for June and July next year to enable tourists who want to be accommodated in any of South Africa’s world-renowned national parks to plan ahead and avoid being locked out due to high demand.

If you plan on going on safari between games South Africa is the place to be – it has five major safari regions and boasts some of the best lodges and wildlife viewing on the continent.

From all that I’ve heard Kruger National Park is the best of the bunch and it is easily accessible from most 2010 World Cup locations – check out  this site for more information on how to book a safari at Kruger National Park.

After the jump check out “The Battle of Kruger,” one of the most popular YouTube videos of all-time and a look at what you might expect while on safari. Continue reading

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US Pushes To Host The 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup

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There have been numerous recent developments in the US bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Not only have formal proposal requests been sent to 37 potential US host cities but forty-five venues have made the short list of candidate stadiums.

California Governer Arnold Schwarzeneger has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee in its endeavor to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.

Arnold isn’t the only person providing star power to the Board of Directors. He joins Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, two of the most decorated players in U.S. National Team history and Former United States Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on the USA Bid Committee.

President Obama has even reached out directly to FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter and U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati to endorse the efforts to bring the world’s largest sporting event back to the United States.

It’s pretty safe to say that the committee is pulling out all stop in their bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Akon Named World Cup 2010 Anthem Producer

AkonAkon, who lived in Senegal until he was 15-years-old, has confirmed his involvement in 2010 FIFA World Cup soundtrack project.

“I’m going to South Africa for a meeting about the 2010 World Cup. I’m the official music coordinator. It means I’ll produce the official World Cup song and I’ll oversee all the official music,” the R&B singer revealed in an interview with The London Paper this week.

Read all about Akon’s involvement with the 2010 World Cup then watch this video that landed the rapper in hot water a few years back for simulating sex on a 14-year-old girl while onstage.

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