The World Cup is drawing near – so near that the ticket scramble has begun. According to a Miami Herald report, more than two-thirds of the matches for the World Cup are already sold out. They also report that the matches with the least demand are Nigeria–Bosnia; Greece–Ivory Coast; and France–Honduras. What about Uruguay? The England-Uruguay match is sold out, in fact all matches involving England were sold out and to further compound the issue, all matches taking place in Sao Paulo are sold out. Uruguay–Italy is also close to being sold out. Which means the only match still available is Uruguay–Costa Rica in Fortaleza.

Fortaleza will host Uruguay vs Costa Rica.

Fortaleza will host Uruguay vs Costa Rica.

If you already got your tickets – well good for you… how does it feel to be so special? 😉 Truth be told though, attending a World Cup is something special which all of us must do at least once in our lifetime… well probably a Champions League match as well but a World Cup is special indeed.

I remember the only World Cup I attended, the 1994 World Cup which was held in my backyard… Anywhere USA. The ticket sales was different back then, so when Me and Me Pop bought tickets, we wanted to see Argentina’s matches which were to be played in Massachusetts which is about 3 and 1/2 hours from New York but we got stuck with 3 matches for Detroit instead. Yes, Detroit. Bankrupt Detroit, and back then it was probably worse than it is today. So off we went to the watch the World Cup at the Pontiac Silverdome. We saw Romania – Switzerland; Sweden – Russia; and Brazil – Sweden. Right away we saw the speed the World Cup tournament was nothing we had ever seen before; and this you cannot appreciate from television. The crowd atmosphere is also something television doesn’t really do justice.

We were then able to snag tickets for the quarterfinal between Bulgaria and Germany which was played at the Old Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Stoichkov’s free kick is still a thing of beauty twenty years later.

From what we’ve seen since the Confederations Tournament, this World Cup will probably be a little chaotic. They say though that Brazil knows how to throw a party so maybe worrying at all won’t really matter when the tournament kicks off.

Now if you’re like me and have no intention of attending this World Cup, you should be fine. Television will be there to guide you through the madness.

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Maldoror55
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“you could probably guess”
I know Farerets;Uruguay no mas !

If you need some knights of round table,I am applying for one chair…..
And what shall we do with Dutchfun? You already have your Guinevere,so she could be lets say Lady of the Lake.

And we put all the story in Uruguay?And at the end is the cup of Holy Graal,given to Parsifal.The cup will be given on Maracana,and Parsifal will be Luis Suarez.Holy Graal will be the title of the World Champion.Regained.

Farerets
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I got a couple of tickets for all three Uruguay group matches, plus Argentina-Bosnia in Rio, as I want to experience a game at Maracanã. That was through FA of my tiny country. We have open flight tickets back, as we hope that some people holding second stage tickets them would want to give them away, if their teams are eliminated (and Uruguay is in play offs). For the final itself, should Uruguay be part of it, we decided to travel to Montevideo and be with all the people on Plaza Independencia. After all, I did experience a world cup… Read more »
Maldoror55
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Farerets!

You are so special guy.If you were not existed,somebody should invent you.
My deep respect.

Farerets
Member

Maldoror!

I should maybe add a fact about me, you maybe don’t know yet 🙂

Last year, in connection to my wedding, we change our last names in order to start a new dynasty. The name is Eysturland, not owned by anyone else in the world and it means “Eastern Land” or “Tierra Oriental” and is inspired by… you could probably guess 😉

Farerets
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I got a couple of tickets for all three Uruguay group matches, plus Argentina-Bosnia in Rio, as I want to experience a game at Maracanã. That was through FA of my tiny country. We have open flight tickets back, as we hope that some people holding them would want to give them away, if their teams are eliminated (and Uruguay is in play offs). For the final itself, should Uruguay be part of it, we decided to travel to Montevideo and be will all the people on Plaza Independencia. After all, I did experience a world cup final in Johannesburg,… Read more »
NicoGF
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I got a dog called messi so this video really touched me

AussieCeleste
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Personally, I agree with Blatter that the World Cup should be every two years. I would abolish World Cup qualifying. In odd years, I would have the Euros from 20 May to 18 June, the Copa America from 19 June to 3 July, the Concacaf Gold Cup 3 July to 17 July and the Asian and African Cups in January. The 4 Euros Semi-Finalists, top 3 from the Copa America, and winners from Asia, Concacaf and Africa would go straight to the World Cup (10 teams). And that December (6 months before the World Cup) there would be InterContinental qualifiers… Read more »
Maldoror55
Member

Great idea Aussie,and very fine elaboration.Send this proposal to FIFA.It is absolutely shame that some top world players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale could not play the WC because their national teams didnt qualify.I think this just impoverish the quality and charm of the World Cup.

AussieCeleste
Member
I am an inveterate sports tourist. In 2010 I went to the World Cup in South Africa, with a hospitality package for the First Round. In 2012 I went to the Olympic soccer tournament to see the Quarter and Semi Final at Old Trafford and the Final at Wembley. Last year I flew with my son from Australia to Wellington in New Zealand to watch three days of a cricket match. And here’s the thing. I enjoyed the World Cup last time, but between international airfares, domestic airfares, hotels, transport, tickets and restaurants I spent almost $60,000. To watch five… Read more »
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