Cape Town’s 68 000-seater 2010 stadium is “perfect”, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Monday.
He was speaking to journalists at the stadium during a whistle-stop “state of readiness” tour of the country’s 2010 venues.
Valcke said he had been asked whether Cape Town was his favourite stadium.
“I will not answer the question. You can answer, I think, by yourself,” he said.
But he did say that Cape Town’s rye grass pitch should be treated as the benchmark for all world cup stadia.
“It’s just an amazing stadium, and all the teams who play in Cape Town, they will play (in) the perfect place,” he said.
The countdown to the tournament hits the 100-day mark on Tuesday.
Valcke said that from what he had seen so far on the tour, which ends in Port Elizabeth on Monday afternoon, preparations were on track.
On a scale of one to 10, the country was at an eight now.
“We will be at 10 on the 11th of June,” he said.
“In terms of readiness, South Africa is ready to host the World Cup in 2010.”