Seemingly ages ago, I applied for the FIFA World Cup lottery thinking why not? It involved this much effort: filling out a form online. On the off chance I “win” tickets, I’ll get to South Africa. What are the chances?
Since then, I’ve been awarded World Cup tickets to 6 games (what? who? when?). Exactly. My tickets were for a bunch of gobbledy gook — A1 vs. D4, etc., etc. With no idea who the teams actually were. Sure, I understand that all these teams are good — they qualified for the World Cup, after all — but would I get to see the Italy? Argentina? Germany? USA?
With last week’s draw, here’s what I have:
I say I “have” the tickets because they’ve been awarded to me, and I’ve paid for them, but I don’t really understand how I get them. Except that I can’t have them in my hot little hand until after April. And I have to go to an authorized ticket center (I mean, centre). Wherever those are. Are they in the US?
Here’s the good news, though, looks like some good games:
- June 14 – Italy vs. Paraguay
- June 18 – England vs. Algeria
- June 21 – Portugal vs. North Korea
- June 24 – Cameroon vs. Netherlands
Question: what do I do with the games I can’t attend?