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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 November, 2003, 15:24 GMT
Fifa to visit Tunisia
Tunisian fans
Tunisian fans will be hoping for a good report from Fifa's inspectors
Fifa inspectors will visit Tunisia early next month to assess the country's bid to host the 2010 World Cup finals.

The Fifa team will be in the North African country from 11-18 December.

The delegation will later pay similar visits to Egypt and Libya, two other countries in the 2010 frame.

In addition to Egypt and Libya, Tunisia is bidding against South Africa and Morocco, which have already been visited by the inspectors.

The decision on the hosts for the 2010 World Cup, the first to take place on Africa soil, is expected to be made in May 2004.

Meanwhile, the original edition of the World Cup is expected to arrive in Egypt on a promotional tour next month.

The Egyptian FA announced in Cairo that the trophy will be in the country on 9 December as part of Coca Cola's marketing campaign.

The US soft drinks giant is one of the biggest sponsors of the Fifa World Cup tournament.

Egypt, along with Tunisia and Senegal, are the only African countries included in the Coca Cola marketing blitz.

Mohamed El Siagy, general secretary of the Egyptian FA, told BBC Sport website that he expected the marketing campaign to help their 2010 World Cup bid.

He said: "This shows great trust and confidence in us as a leading African nation.

"It's a huge boost for our bid campaign and we hope that this Cup will visit us again in 2010."


SEE ALSO
Tunisia push bid ahead
10 Oct 03  |  African
Tunisia given the all clear
19 Sep 03  |  African
Fifa team wraps up SA visit
05 Nov 03  |  African



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