2010 World Cup final tickets sold out: FIFA

FIFA [  ] on Thursday announced that tickets for the 2010 World Cup to be played at Soccer city on Sunday has been sold out.

Spokesperson Nicolas Maingot made the announcement at a media briefing today that tickets for the final taking place at Soccer City on Sunday were completely sold out.

Maingot, however, said the number of people at the stadiums in South Africa [  ] would not surpass the number who attended in Germany [  ] in the last World Cup in 2006.

"There were, however, 2 700 category one to four tickets left for the third place playoff taking place between Germany and Uruguay in Port Elizabeth on Saturday," The National News reports.

Meanwhile, the attendance at FIFA fan festivals broke through the five million mark on Wednesday night, as a record crowd came to witness the shutdown between Spain and Germany.

It now stood at 5 358 267 people watching at fan fests in South Africa and across the globe.

In Berlin, about 3,50, 000 people watched Germany at the FIFA fan fest on Wednesday night, while 56 836 people attended the fan fest in Durban.

The attendance at the first World Cup on the African continent, however, was only the third to have crossed the three million mark.

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