I get asked all the time how to get World Cup tickets for Brazil 2014. The answer is short because there are really only a few ways; at least legitimate ways that will guarantee you seats. The lottery is long since over and if you didn’t get any you have a few options.
The first option is going down to Brazil and trying to scalp tickets. This is definitely an option but don’t be surprised if you end up getting fake tickets or tickets that have been sold and re-sold over and over-a common scam at major sporting events.
The second and best option is to use a package tour. Package tours guarantee you tickets to the matches that are advertised. They also take care of the logistics on the ground such as hotel, ground transportation and relieve the stress of a manic country like Brazil during the busiest time it will ever experience-especially in Rio de Janeiro.
Kensington Tours, a partner of mine, offers several Brazil World Cup packages. These packages depend on your taste, budget and what teams you want to watch. For instance, Kensington Tours offers a Follow USA package, where you can follow Team USA as they try to advance out of the “Group of Death”.
They also offer other packages such as Follow Mexico if you want to watch Chicharito and the boys try to bring back glory to Mexico.
Of course other preliminary round packages are available as well but the jewel is the semifinals and final package. I don’t know of any other way to see the 3 biggest games in the world including the final at the world famous Maracana Stadium-I’ve been there; it’s an amazing place to see a game!
So the answer to how to get World Cup tickets is simple, take your chances with dishonest scalpers in an easy environment for scams or plan ahead and do a package tour with a company like Kensington Tours; let them take care of everything for you and have peace of mind.
Disclaimer: I am a paid Explorer in Residence by Kensington Tours. Everything written in this article is my words and I was not required to write this article and it has not been influenced in any way.