NOTE: This event will now be 6pm 20th September (the application is lottery based, so there is no advantage to getting up at 4am and being the first to apply!)
Previous world cups (football and rugby) I have run "Lets watch in the pub" events that have been great fun. For next year's football world cup in Brazil I won't be, as I will hopefully be in Brazil to watch the action!
The world cup runs from June 12 to July 13 2014 in 12 cities throughout Brazil. Tickets will go on sale on the 20th August of this year. If anyone else is planning to go and wants to join me in trying our luck with the ticket buying gods I will be in Amsterdam Cafe on Geary. They have reliable wifi and good beer to the cope with the stress (as well as good tea and coffee)
The application process will be in the form of the lottery, there is no advantage to applying early (as entries will be chosen randomly). The lottery will take place in October. There are various options for choosing which ticket to apply for (you can choose by team or by venue) all the details are in this document. You will need an account at fifa.com (http://www.fifa.com/theclub/index.htmx?action=registration ), and (obviously) a laptop or another device to get online (and a credit card, they aren't going come cheap :( ).