POSTED: Thursday November 20th 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009

Miss World contestants to assist in draw on 22 November in Johannesburg

Miss World contestants at Ellis Park/ Image: backpagepix
Miss World contestants at Ellis Park/ Image: backpagepix

Miss World contestants with former Bafana captain Lucas Radebe/ Image: backpagepix
Miss World contestants with former Bafana captain Lucas Radebe/ Image: backpagepix

FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke will be able to count on very special assistants during the draw for next year’s FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa on Saturday, 22 November 2008. During the 50-minute live show on SABC 1 (17h00 CET+1) at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the eight Miss World candidates from the respective participating countries and continents will lend a helping hand during the draw to determine the two groups for the eight-team competition.

“Hosting as prestigious an event as the Miss World competition again underlines South Africa’s ability to stage major global events. And as for the beautiful contestants assisting me on Saturday, it’s certainly a draw I will be looking forward to more than most,” said the FIFA Secretary General, who will conduct the draw.

The impressive line-up of draw assistants consists of Miss Brazil Tamara Almeida Silva, Miss Egypt Sanaa Ismail Hamed, Miss Italy Claudia Russo, Miss New Zealand Kahurangi Julia Taylor, Miss South Africa Tansey Coetzee, Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonjo, Miss United States Mercia Lane Lindell and reigning Miss World Zilin Zhang, who will represent Asian champions Iraq.

The 58th Miss World pageant will be held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 13 December 2008. The draw results will be published on http://www.FIFA.com/southafrica2009

Note for editors:

Pre-draw press conference with FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, chairman of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Local Organising Committee (SALOC) Dr Irvin Khoza and SALOC CEO Dr Danny Jordaan on 21 November at 10.30 in committee room 4 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Please note: no accreditation is required for this press conference. The draw procedures as well as a media kit with all information on and around the FIFA Confederations Cup are available on the FIFA Media Channel at http://media.fifa.com

Further information from:

FIFA Media Officer Delia Fischer, E-mail: delia.fischer@fifa.org or media@fifa.org, Mobile: +2783 2010470; SALOC Media Manager, Jermaine Craig, E-mail: jermaine.craig@2010oc.com, Mobile: +27832010121, http://www.FIFA.com




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Keywords · FIFA · Jérôme Valcke · Miss Brazil Tamara Almeida Silva · Miss Egypt Sanaa Ismail Hamed · Miss Italy Claudia Russo · Miss New Zealand Kahurangi Julia Taylor · Miss South Africa Tansey Coetzee · Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonjo · Miss United States Merc


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