This has been a great week for The Ball. The big news is that we’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Special Olympics. Special Olympics are going to be organising Unified Football festivals for The Ball to visit as it makes its way to South Africa. The Ball, in turn, will be supporting the great work that Special Olympics is doing “to use football as a tool to unite individuals, with and without intellectual disabilities, in the spirit of the game, creating communities of tolerance and inclusion across the world.” This is what we think The Ball stands for too and we’re really looking forward to working together.
Unfortunately you can’t — unless you already have a ticket:
The second phase of ticket sales for the opening match, semi-finals and the final of the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been sold out.
Fifa said on Thursday the second phase had seen 105 322 tickets confirmed and approved so far.
“Due to a high demand for certain team-specific ticket series, these tickets are no longer available for the following countries: England, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Ireland and Netherlands,” it said.