Brazil Ready To Rock The World
Brazil posted a warning shot to the superpowers of soccer last night as they began the countdown to FIFA World Cup™ 2010 by showing remarkable resolve to triumph in the Confederations Cup final.
With just 346 days to go, the clock is now ticking fast towards the Greatest Show On Earth and the Samba stars now look destined to light up the tournament after their thrilling display against the USA.
In the past 20 days - as well as winning five matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup – Brazil kept their World Cup qualification campaign on track with two victories, which will have fans across the globe dusting down their passports in anticipation of seeing the likes of Kaka and Robinho in action.
When the party finally finished at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium last night the countdown to the 11th June kick-off in South Africa truly started. The sole focus of the teams is now on giving fans the chance to see their heroes on football’s biggest stage and with the qualification process already well under way, many are within touching distance of the finals.
Emirates, as an Official FIFA Partner, is offering supporters from its network of over 100 destinations in more than 60 countries, a complete FIFA World Cup™ travel solution, with direct flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town, and daily flights to Durban from 1st October.
Emirates’ three gateways in South Africa will play host to a total of 30 matches throughout the tournament, including the opening game and the final in Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium.
As FIFA’s Global Tour Operator, Emirates will be offering fans from around the globe the chance to purchase world-class, seamless travel packages that will include flights, accommodation, ground transportation and match tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
It is a further example of the airline’s commitment to football and desire to help its passengers obtain gold-dust tickets to the biggest party on the sporting calendar.
Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman, Emirates Airline & Group, said: “We are proud to be part of this amazing event and have put great effort into providing trip-of-a-lifetime packages for our passengers and Skywards members.
“For many football fans, going to the World Cup is a childhood fantasy and we are delighted to have a package on offer that will ensure their trip is the unforgettable experience they always dreamed of.”
The Emirates FIFA World Cup™ Tour Packages will go on sale later this year and a further announcement will be made detailing the packages on offer.
ConFed1b: Cabin crew members from Emirates airline, an Official Partner of FIFA, line up with the medals ahead of the presentation ceremony at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium.
ConFed3: Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter got a huge cheer from the South African crowd as she got her hands on the Confederation Cup.
ConFed7b: FIFA president Sepp Blatter shares a joke with Robinho, whose Brazil team came from behind to beat 3-2 in a thrilling finale to the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.
ConFed8b: South Africa president Jacob Zuma congratulates Brazil star Robinho as Emirates airline cabin crew and FIFA president Sepp Blatter look on.
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