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Soccer World Cup Visitors to Stay Longer, Spend More

South Africa, which hosts the soccer World Cup in 50 days, will receive 23 percent fewer foreign fans for the tournament than originally forecast, though they’re likely to stay longer and spend more, Grant Thornton LLP said.

About 373,000 foreigners will attend the world’s most watched sporting event, compared with the 483,000 estimated in 2008, Gillian Saunders, head of specialist advisory services at the consultancy firm, told reporters and economists in Johannesburg today.