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Pretoria - Host of FIFA World Cup 2010
Pretoria, South Africa
Pretoria is a city that stands out as being varied, cosmopolitan and filled with nature. The green suburbs of both Acadia and Hatfield are especially attractive, are fantastic when their thousands of Jacaranda trees burst into purple bloom and fill the air with a sweet fragrance. In fact, Pretoria is now home to almost 100,000 Jacarandas, earning the city its popular name - "Jacaranda City". Pretoria falls under the City of Tshwane metropolitan area and lies in Gauteng province. The capital of South Africa is one of the host cities of FIFA World Cup 2010.
Pretoria is known as a city where history meets 21st century's style, development and sports. Loftus Versfeld Stadium, named after a man dedicated to rugby, is a main sports stadium situated in the capital city. Between the 11th of June and 11th of July, 2010 it will be the place where action and adrenaline lives. Minimal upgrading was undertaken in order for Loftus Versfeld to qualify as a venue for first and second round matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Large enough for just over 50,000 fans, stadium is waiting for the top stars and you to come! Book the tickets ahead!