...ticket requests. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/ticketing/news/newsid=1162835.html#two+million+tickets+sold+2010+fifa+world+cup+south+africa USA - 50,217 applications UK - 41,529 Australia - 15,523 Mexico - 14,804 Germany - 14,647 Brazil - 10,767 While they appear to be factoring in requests for other countries tickets that originated from the US and A, I find it fascinating that for a sport so under-supported in this country we would have more requests than even England and after those 2 the drop off is massive. But also consider this in England's case: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/732068/ce/uk/?campaign=rss&source=soccernet&cc=5901&ver=us Add to this the fact that South Africa does not hate America or Americans like some nations. I've been there and am returning later this week and speak from experience. Our games at the WC2010 may feel more like a home game than the Home Depot Center when playing (insert name of any Latin American nation here).