FIFA has appointed 25 referee trios and eight support duos representing 43 different countries
FIFA World Cup
Requests have been received from 203 different countries, while tickets for the opening match in São Paulo (726,067 requests), for the Brazilian team’s matches and for the final in the Maracanã stadium (751,165) were most in demand
Brazil’s Minister of Sport and the FIFA Secretary General visit the Beira-Rio Stadium and the Pantanal Arena on Monday and Tuesday. On Thursday, a meeting of the Local Organising Committee Board will be held in Rio de Janeiro, followed by a press conference
First stage of sales ends on 10 October. Fans from over 200 countries have put requests in with Argentina leading the number of applications (223,686), followed by the United States (175,122)
Brazil, Argentina, USA, Chile and England currently top the charts as the five countries with the highest amount of applications so far
Tickets start being sold this Tuesday morning (20.08). However, there is no need to rush as they may be requested until 10 October. Tickets may be delivered at home
No need to rush during the first phase of ticket sales. Orders may be placed until 10 October and if there are more requests than tickets, a draw will be held. In the first stage, approximately one million tickets will be available.
World Cup tickets will start being sold on 20 August.
To secure a spot in the semifinals without depending on another match, the Uruguayan team need to score goals galore. The public transit system remains as the best option for the fans to go to the stadium
Pictures and video detail the preparations undergone by the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup