30 Apr 2009

More than 300,000 tickets sold for Confederations Cup

7:24 am on 30 April 2009

Half the tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa have been sold and organisers are hopeful of a complete sellout before the competition kicks off in June.

The organising committee says around 320,000 of the 640,000 tickets had been sold via the internet and through local banks.

The June 14-28 tournament, which will feature eight teams including New Zealand, world champions Italy, Euro 2008 winners Spain and Brazil.

It will serve as a warm-up for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

South Africa, Spain, Iraq and New Zealand are in Group A while Brazil, Italy, United States and Egypt feature in Group B.