is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
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|4 years 50 weeks ago||Also South Africa||
as a South African I agree south Africa does have problems, FIFA wanted to host on the contitnent regardless of these problems and South Africa was the best choice. I woudnt attack FIFA and South Africa for an apparent "swathe of empty seats". according to stats..
"The first seven games of the World Cup averaged 91.9 percent of the stadiums’ “gross capacity,” according to FIFA statistics. The Port Elizabeth match, at 74.2 percent, and the match between Algeria and Slovenia, at 73.6 percent, had the lowest attendance figures.
The matches between England and the U.S. in Rustenburg, Argentina versus Nigeria at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, Uruguay against France in Cape Town and Germany versus Australia in Durban had attendances of close to 100 percent."
You have to take into account the ease at getting to and from Germany as well as the number of countries in Germany's proxomity that send teams and fans to the world cup. Most of the fans of african countries dont have the income to travel and see games. If matches the likes of Algeria and Slovenia still have 74% capacity, or around 30,000 people, that is still a success...