Brazil World Cup 2014
Replies: 28 - Last Post: Mar 9, 2013 2:58 AM Last Post By: mendocinateacher
Feb 5, 2013 12:50 PM
Feb 6, 2013 1:32 PM
It's been helpful reading all the posts so far.
I'm looking to go to brazil world cup and want to mainly stay in rio, looking at going a week before group stages and staying for first few group games.
I will be travelling alone (I'm a 30 yr old girl) any advice for this? As I'm a little cautious going it alone as a lass during world cup... I heard it might be wiser not to go where England will be playing as treatment of England fans ins't that gret.
I'd appreciate any thoughts...
Feb 6, 2013 2:04 PM
17"I heard it might be wiser not to go where England will be playing as treatment of England fans ins't that gret."
What do you mean by that?
Feb 8, 2013 3:39 PM
18These people are trying to help people visit Brazil without being ripped off
Feb 8, 2013 3:40 PM
19These people are trying to help people visit Brazil without being ripped off
Feb 13, 2013 7:14 PM
20Actually as a Brit. living in Brazil, I have had nothing but positive experiences and my Portuguese sadly is shockingly bad but they still treat me very well and seem to love that I'm from Inglaterra (England). This is my experience but read expatbrazil.co.uk they are also Brits. Maybe consider a holiday rental instead of hotel for the world cup.
Brazilian's are happy talking football with anyone and have an excellent knowledge of UK football, you'll be fine, normal wits about you etc. its a big city like all the others the world over, there is good and bad.
Feb 17, 2013 1:14 AM
Thanks for your comments so far, especially the expat website, I'll check it out.
My brother went to the world cup when germany hosted it and he said that he and other England fans were herded around and that locals weren't too welcoming towards them due to perhaps misconceptions of British fans abroad. That's kind of what I meant about treatment of England fans not being that great.
I'm starting to get excited about going now... Been using my lonely planet brazil guide for re search so far. Any oth good travel guides or websites I should check out?
Feb 21, 2013 11:08 AM
22Great information guys! I am planning to go to WC Brazil 2014 but not sure what is my best option. I am thinking i would like to see more than one city and not stay in one city for all the matches- so booking online i only am finding staying in one city. I am thinking to go at the end of the group stages and see the 2nd Round. I do have a few teams i want to see but at the same time i don't really care. More this is my first World Cup and i just want to be there! Should I be booking things now?
Feb 28, 2013 4:25 AM
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Mar 7, 2013 8:51 PM
26thanks mate for the update -
found this yesterday - prices are insanely high but i reckon thats the price to see samba in action :)
Mar 8, 2013 3:36 AM
27These sorts of sites sell tickets they do not have, on a type of speculation that they will get the tickets later....maybe. Always risky. THERE ARE NO ACTUAL TICKETS NOW. People who get trigger happy are probably going to regret it big-time down the road. There are all kinds of shady sites out there trying to steal your money from you now.
If you want to be sure, wait until direct official public sales go online at the end of the year (maybe beginning of the next year, no details for ticket sales yet, but not until after the draw), and do it quickly when the sales open. If you do not get lucky with that, you could buy from a travel agency. I would suggest a travel agency in your own country so you have a modicum of protection.
Be prepared to spend lots of money and face chaos, in any event. WC 2014 is going to be a major cluster mess, especially with transportation and accommodation. There will NOT be clear-sailing, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING IF YOU ARE BOUND AND DETERMINED TO GO.
Mar 9, 2013 2:58 AM
28From FIFA site today:
"However, fans will need to patient for a while longer. We inform interested parties that tickets for the event in four years cannot be purchased, pre-ordered or reserved at the present time. FIFA will publish all the relevant details and information once ticketing arrangements have been finalised.
So it's worth checking FIFA.com regularly for the latest news. We’ll always keep you right up to date on ticketing and all other news in the build-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil."
"On ticket sales
Ticketing is a very complex operation. There are going to be an estimated 3.3 million tickets available, although we are yet to confirm a precise number. That will only be possible once all the stadiums are ready and we know which seats cannot be made available for purchase, such as those with an obstructed view. We also need to organise the Fan Fests together with the host cities. There are going to be plenty of additional activities for fans in 2014 too.
The sale of FIFA World Cup tickets will begin after the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, probably towards the end of August 2013. Tickets for the Confederations Cup will go on general sale after the draw at the end of 2012. We made this decision in order to prevent confusion between the two events among fans.
The first sales phase will be a lottery in which fans can apply for tickets, which are then allocated via random draw. Everyone can take part and will have an equal chance of securing tickets. The majority of tickets will be sold through FIFA.com, the official FIFA World Cup website. Similarly to South Africa 2010, there will also be ticket outlets in Brazil for local fans who do not have access to the internet. Furthermore, we will be working with local organisations to ensure we are able to reach every fan."
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