For my Exclusive Benefit…

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Dear Mr 6000

Your unique ticket request reference is 6000****7

Further to your application for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Tickets, your Ticket request has been entered into the Random Selection Draw and processed by the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Ticketing Centre (the “FWCTC”).


We are delighted to inform you that the Tickets shown below (and also as reflected within your customer account) have now been reserved by the FWCTC for your exclusive benefit.

That’s right – for my exclusive benefit. Not anyone else’s.


I managed to secure tickets for six of the games at the stunningly beautiful Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.
Well, thank you very much Uncle Sepp. I can hardly wait – especially for the much-anticipated Match 30 G4 v G2 on the 21st June at 1330. That should be a blast, since I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for G4.


Trouble is, I can already see one of two things happening. Either the whole thing is going to be cancelled because of travel restrictions due to swine flu (Sepp Blatter and his cronies being especially vulnerable) or, in a more likely scenario, we’re all going to be completely dead anyway – leaving us more than slightly out of pocket unless we work  for FIFA.


How are Mexico doing in their qualifying group, anyway?




8 thoughts on “For my Exclusive Benefit…

  1. I’m always amazed that people are willing to pay top dollar to watch a game when they don’t know who are playing. You may land up watching Brazil, but then it could be against Italy, in which case I’d rather go to the beach.

  2. GaiB > Yeah, but how’s he going to spend it when everyone’s dead?

    Stan > Well, you’re not going to be able to buy the tickets by the time the teams are known. It’s now or nothing. At least some of my games have top seeded teams in. Just hope they’re biggies and not Croatia or some arb team like France.

    DW > Grr at your G2 support. They’ve never been any good since their current manager took over from their old manager. G4 will trounce them.

  3. Well done to you. Mr OL also got his for the PE stadium but did not get the ones for the quarter final or final that he was also hoping for.

    I have marked June as a write off!

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  4. Nice one! Just hope you don’t get any England games. You know how badly we perform in World Cups and it’d be a disaster

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