South African universities provide services, accommodation for FIFA

June 17, 2010

As football fever sweeps across South Africa and the world, South African universities are contributing to the event through a number of initiatives, such as accommodation for teams and fans, access to sports facilities, exhibitions and soccer events. The University of Pretoria and North-West University are housing Argentina (ranked #7) and Spain (ranked #2), respectively. Universities that failed to win a bid to host a team are offering accommodation for tourists and fans. Universities are also conducting research related to the World Cup, including a study of all medical and injury conditions that afflict players during the competition. The universities also reorganized their academic schedules to ensure that staff and students are able to participate in and enjoy the soccer action.  University World News