South African soccer lovers will be waiting with bated breath for the outcome of 2010 World Cup bid CEO Danny Jordaans meeting with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Jordaan, in Switzerland for the presentation of the 2010 bid book, on Tuesday announced that he was travelling to the Iberian Peninsula to meet with the nine-time European champions regarding bid related matters.
According to a report in Wednesdays edition of The Star, Jordaan was non-committal about his meeting with Real officials.
"I am going to make a few stops in Germany and Spain, talking to the people at Real Madrid, and then I will go back to Johannesburg," Jordaan is quoted as saying.
"I am just saying it is bid related."
And with former Bafana Bafana coach, and close friend of Jordaan, Carlos Queiroz now at the helm of Real, local soccer fans will be forgiven for salivating at the prospect of seeing Zidane, Beckham and Figo et al pitting their silky skills against South Africas finest.
Queiroz was a guest of the World Cup 2010 bid committee when South Africa clashed with England in a friendly at Kings Park in Durban earlier this year.
A prospective date for the Real/Bafana clash is hard to establish at this stage but it should take place before the announcement of the 2010 bid winner which is scheduled for April/May 2004.