Newscast Media RIO DE JANEIRO—The first batch of tickets for the 2014 World Cup in
Brazil have gone on sale, 295 days before the tournament kicks off. FIFA officials are
hoping for demand comparable to the 2006 tournament in Germany.
Fans can now apply for their tickets to the World Cup on the website of world
football’s governing body FIFA. The first phase of ticket sales for the 2014 World Cup
began at 10.00 GMT Tuesday; but fans did not need to race to the website. All
requests submitted before October 10 will be entered into a random selection draw in
the likely event of demand exceeding supply.
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Newscast Media RIO DE JANEIRO—The United States is working with Brazil to help the nation use its position as host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games to pursue democratic goals, said Thomas Shannon, U.S. ambassador to Brazil.
Democratic goals are “about including all aspects of society in national projects and allowing them a voice in national destiny,” Shannon said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.He added that the upcoming mega–sporting events pose opportunities “to enhance the individual capacity of people to achieve their own destinies — what democracy is all about.” FULL STORY>>