By way of thanks for their efforts in helping to make the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil a reality, FIFA has announced that it will hand out nearly 50,000 tickets to workers involved in the construction and refurbishment of the tournament’s 12 stadiums. The announcement was made at a press conference following this Thursday’s Brazil 2014 Local Organising Committee (LOC) management board meeting at the Estadio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.
The tickets, all of them Category 4, will be distributed to the construction companies responsible for carrying out work at the stadiums, who will then hand them out to the workers. The constructors are free to decide the distribution criteria and the number of tickets to be allocated to each worker. The tickets are for all the first-round games with the exception of the Opening Match between Brazil and Croatia on 12 June in Sãoo Paulo.