South Africans have been granted the bulk of tickets issued after the first phase draw for the 2010 World Cup, world football governing body FIFA said.

Out of the total of 1 862 319 tickets requested from 205 countries, 555 871 tickets were drawn successfully.

Of those, 245 948 tickets were drawn to South African residents — this corresponds to 44 per cent of all tickets successfully drawn during this first phase of ticket sales.

Sounds like a good deal to me, doesn't it? Home fans get more and all's well and good.

But if they don't buy more, then...