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FIFA Opening Ceremony : 
The FIFA World cup 2014 is approaching to give you a powerful dose of entertainment for a complete month beginning from the 12th of June 2014 and extending till the 13th of July 2014. The hustle to get that all important entry ticket to the stadiums is on! If you are a football fan than you must know that the venue decided for next year’s World Cup is the Mecca of Soccer, Brazil. The FIFA World Cup 2014 opening ceremony will be held in the Itaquera stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The opening ceremony of the FIFA World cup 2014 will be held on the first day of the tournament, Thursday 12th June 2014. The curtain raising ceremony will boast of a magical display of fireworks, performances by renowned entertainers across the world coupled with a sensational musical theme. It is expected to last for not more than an hour, a little more than the 2010 World Cup opening ceremony that lasted for 40 minutes. Itaquera stadium is also called the Itaquera Arena or Corinthians stadium, because it is the home of the Corinthians, a popular Brazilian football team.

How to reach Itaquera stadium : 
Itaquera stadium is located in the Pacaembu neighbourhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The nearest airports are Sao Paulo Congonhas airport and Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport. The airports are connected to the city by monorail. In the city there are train and metro lines with stations within 800 meters of the stadium. There is also a bus terminal within 800 meters of the Itaquera stadium.

Tickets Information : 
The most critical aspect for any soccer fan is the availability of tickets. FIFA knows that every football fan dreams to watch their favorite teams perform live in front of their eyes, hence the craze to get a ticket doubles. The tickets can be bought from the official FIFA website i.e. and from any of the venues in the 12 host cities of Brazil. To make the allotment of tickets transparent, FIFA officials have divided the whole process into three phases. The first phase which has already ended began from 20 August to 10 October. After the completion of the application process, FIFA organized a lottery from 11 October to 4 November to select fortunate buyers. Right from the next day, 5 November till 28 November, tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Once the final draw has been made and the 32 qualified teams know who will be their opponents, the second sales phase of FIFA World Cup 2014 will kick start. The second application period will begin from 8 December and end on 30 January 2014. The lottery for the same will be held between the 31 January and 25 February. The process will then again organize a first-come first-served basis program from 26 February to 1 April. In both the phases, FIFA will intimate the successful or unsuccessful ticket buyers. The ultimate phase known as Last Minute Sales Phase of the ticket distribution will commence from 15 April till the last day of the tournament i.e. 13 July. The allocation will be done on a first-come first-served basis only. The price of tickets is different depending on the category you choose. The cost ranges from as low as $ 297 to $ 2,998. For all the three phases, you need to keep sufficient funds in your credit card or bank account.

Furthermore, you can log-in on the official FIFA website and participate in various contests and quizzes held from time to time.

Last Updated On : November 14, 2013