Cape Town to host 2010 World Cup finals draw

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DURBAN, Nov 23 (Reuters) Cape Town was named today as the host city for the 2010 World Cup finals draw, on condition it fulfilled financial guarantees, organisers said.

The city was the preferred bidder for the event, scheduled for December 2009, but would have to agree to a number of conditions, local organising committee chairman Irvin Khoza said. He gave no further details.

On Sunday, Durban hosts the draw for the 2010 World Cup preliminaries. There are 170 countries involved in preliminary matches up to November 2009 when the 32 finalists for the World Cup will be decided.

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