Holidays In The Sun

Sepp Blatter is worried. The global downturn in the economy has left him fretting about the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. A couple of years ago, a World Cup in South Africa was the dream ticket for him. A first for the continent of Africa, which would guarantee that he would be remembered as a pace-setter, no matter what off colour activities may or may not be taking place back hime in Geneva, the home of FIFA. It would sure up the critical votes of the African bloc within FIFA’s byzantine voting system, even though whether South Africa was the best or most deserving case for Africa is a moot point. It would be a global party to celebrate two decades of post-Apartheid South Africa. Or at least that’s what they had been hoping. Recent stock market turbulation seems likely to lead to a global recession which could last for at least a couple of years. This seems likely to have a significant effect on the number of people that are able to visit the 2010 World Cup Finals. After all, a trip to South Africa would be unlikely to be cheap, and luxury holidays are likely to be amongst the first things to be struck off peoples “to do” lists if they are concerned about their financial security. If this happens, especially in Africa, where the ticket...

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