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Getting Tickets for the 2014 World Cup is a Total Nightmare

Written by Luis Flores · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 11 June 2014 @ 22:00 pm | 1 Comment

In Brazil, Citizen Media, Latin America, Mexico, Quick Reads, Spanish, Sport


Image [1] by Rachel Swallows [2] on Flickr. CC BY-ND 2.0. [3]

Mexican Emmasito shares [4] [es] on his blog his misfortunes when trying to get tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil [5], which kicks off on Thursday, June 12. He notes that the problem is not the prices that range from 90 to 175 US dollars, which is affordable considering the magnitude of the sporting event, but the long waiting hours, the high demand for the tickets and problems with the net, among other barriers:

Justo a las 5 AM estábamos al pendiente [...] y debido a la alta demanda a nivel mundial, FIFA te pone en una “cola” virtual y hasta que sea tu turno puedes entrar a comprar. Para no hacer la historia larga, nos dieron las 7:30 y seguíamos esperando con una desmañanada brutal. Eventualmente pudimos entrar, pero para ese tiempo ya no había boletos disponibles.

Right at 5 a.m. we were on the lookout [...] and given the high worldwide demand, FIFA puts you into a virtual “line” and only when your turn comes you can go ahead and buy. To make a long story short, at 7:30 we were still waiting, totally disoriented. Eventually we were able to get in, but by then, there were no tickets available.

The author is a big fan of the most popular sport in the world and will be sharing his experiences during his visit to Brazil. Follow his blog [6] [es] or his Twitter [7] account if you are also a football fan.

This post was part of the sixth #LunesDeBlogsGV [8] [Monday of blogs on GV] on June 9, 2014.

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[3] CC BY-ND 2.0.: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.es

[4] shares: http://emmasito.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/4-dias-para-el-inicio-y-la-odisea-para-encontrar-un-boleto/

[5] 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: http://www.fifa.com/

[6] blog: http://emmasito.wordpress.com/

[7] Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmanuel_moc

[8] #LunesDeBlogsGV: http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/30/comparte-tus-posts-con-global-voices-lunesdeblogsgv/

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