Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Four First-Round-And-Beyond Cities

The four other host cities in South Africa will be hosting matches during and after the first round. This follow-up post gives a brief profile of each city.

There will be an unusual concentration of World Cup matches in Gauteng [Greater Johannesburg], the economic heartland of South Africa and part of the highest-altitude area, where most teams are also expected to establish their training camps in order to acclimatise.

This is also the area with the worst record of violent crime in South Africa, one of the biggest concerns of tournament organisers.

Second round venues for 2010 World Cup
Independent Online
November 30, 2009