FIFA hand out 120,000 to South Africans
DURBAN, Nov 24 (Reuters) - FIFA will give 120,000 free tickets to South African residents for matches in the 2010 World Cup finals, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said at a news conference on Saturday. It was announced on Friday that South African residents would be able to purchase specially-priced cheap tickets for the finals and the price for first round matches, apart from the opening match, was set at 20 US dollars on Saturday. As well as these Category Four tickets being sold, Valcke added: 'the cost of the 120,000 free tickets in that category will be met by FIFA's commercial partners.' The most expensive tickets for first round matches was set at US$160, rising to US$900 for the most expensive tickets for the World Cup final in Johannesburg on July 11, 2010.