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Assigned seating at the World Cup

For a given game in the World Cup elimination rounds, spectators have to buy their tickets, and presumably have a seat assigned, before they know which teams will be playing. It seems like this would result in the stadium having fans of various loyalties more or less randomly scattered about. But on TV, they often show blocks of fans of one team seated together. How do they assign seats to World Cup ticketholders to ensure that fans are seated together? I have some guesses but I'd love to hear from someone who knows what method(s) FIFA actually uses.
posted by Paul the Octopus on Jul 13, 2014 - 5 answers

Where should we watch the World Cup finals in Berlin?

We'll be arriving Sunday afternoon, both of us first-timers in Berlin. Any recommendations on where we should be for the game? (Pub, outdoor venue, anything goes).
posted by alona on Jul 12, 2014 - 4 answers

Where to watch the World Cup Final in Baltimore? Difficulty: Teens

I have tickets with my cousin and his kids (14/16 years old) to go to the Orioles game at 8:05pm on Sunday. But we also want to watch the World Cup Final somewhere first. Where would we be able to watch the game, with the teenagers in tow, so that we can get from there to Camden Yards easily/quickly? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Jul 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Where to watch World Cup near Truro MA July 8 and 9?

We'll be on the Cape near Truro in a house with no internet connection next week. What public places nearby could 3 or 4 of us go to see World Cup games on Tues and Wed, July 7 and 8? Both games are at 4:00 pm. Bars, restaurants, stores, the beach, kind strangers with a big screen TV...?
posted by sevenstars on Jul 4, 2014 - 3 answers

An English speaker's Univision World Cup Primer?

I am watching the World Cup on Univision, and am excited to understand as much of the commentary as I do, but would love to understand more. Where can I find common words/phrases? [more inside]
posted by jermsplan on Jul 1, 2014 - 8 answers

World Cup 2014 podcasts?

What with work and family life, I'm not getting to see that much of the World Cup. I do, however, have some time each day to listen to podcasts while riding the bus to and from work. I'd like to listen to discussions and analyses of the various World Cup games while on the bus. Can you suggest some good podcasts?
posted by Area Man on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Where to watch a World Cup in Albany

I will be driving through Albany on Sunday around 6 p.m. I want to pull over and watch the U.S.A. vs Portugal soccer game. Where is the best place to watch the game that is accessible to the NY Thruway? Thank you.
posted by Ggardner on Jun 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Where to watch Ghana vs USA in DC?

Sadly the Ghana Cafe is closed, and now my dad and I need a new venue to watch Ghana vs USA tomorrow. Hoping to find a place with fans of both teams, a clear view of the TV without jostling or dodging, and preferably Tusker or other African beer available. Any recommendations, DC mefites?
posted by nkknkk on Jun 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Best World Cup liveblogs and twitter feeds?

What are the best World cup liveblogs? I'm looking for people who will blogging during games and who will be both insightful and funny. Any people/organizations who will be livetweeting games will also be appreciated.
posted by mcmile on Jun 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Block The World Cup 2014 from online life

How can I block all mention of The World Cup 2014 from my online life? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Ghanaian decorations

I've pulled Ghana in our World Cup sweepstakes - how can I decorate my desk on a Ghanaian theme? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 11, 2014 - 14 answers

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR URUGUAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

How can someone *listen* to World Cup matches, in the USA, either through a computer or a smartphone? I know something similar has been asked recently, but that was about watching: How do we watch the World Cup? And by listening to the matches, I mean *all* of the matches. So, hook me up with Iran vs. Nigeria! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jun 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Inexpensive housing in São Paulo for the world cup (6 weeks)?

I'm looking to go to Brazil with my male friend for about 6 weeks (from about June 1 to July 15). We'd like to rent a room, apartment, house, shared house, hostel for relatively cheap (preferably under $500 per person). It seems like if we go outside São Paulo city center we can get cheaper prices, how should we go about looking? I am aware of Airbnb and couchsurfing.com Thanks
posted by crawltopslow on Apr 9, 2014 - 10 answers

They aren't pretty, but I need 'em!

A week or 2 ago, I came across a photo gallery on imgur.com of photos of Brazilian military police using APCs and bulldozers to tear down favela housing in preparation for the World Cup and Olympics. I think I found it via a link from mefi, or possibly reddit. I have searched both sites for it, and done some googling, but I just can not find it. Hope me?
posted by broadway bill on Oct 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Spanish and Dutch snack suggestions?

My friends and I are having a World Cup viewing party for the final on Sunday, and we're looking for suggestions for Spanish and Dutch food to cook and then enjoy during the game. [more inside]
posted by elsewhen on Jul 9, 2010 - 24 answers

Sports Bar...celona?

Can you recommend a good place for a small group of visiting Canadians to watch the Spain-Germany World Cup match in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by dnesan on Jul 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Where in Toronto should I take my Dutch friend to watch the World Cup?

Where in Toronto should I take my visiting Dutch friend to watch tomorrow's World Cup Netherlands/Uruguay game? [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on Jul 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Football without the alcohol

[Seattle / Tacoma Filter] What public place can I watch the world cup with an 18 year old? [more inside]
posted by Galen on Jun 25, 2010 - 3 answers

The Beautiful Game. I think.

How can I get better at "reading the game" in football? [more inside]
posted by amillionbillion on Jun 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Where to watch the World Cup in KL?

[Travel filter] Will be Kuala Lumpur for a 3 day stopover next Saturday. Atmospheric places to watch the World Cup, please? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Jun 19, 2010 - 4 answers

vuvuzela filtered radio

is there a web based radio station that streams live world cup match audio/commentary that's gone through a vuvuzela filter?
posted by mrunderhill on Jun 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Jubulani forever?

With the controversy over the new ball, this reminds me of EVERY world cup, when Adidas introduces a new ball for the tournament and there's controversy. Are the balls adopted for all FIFA competitions/top level leagues after the World Cup Finals?
posted by sandmanwv on Jun 16, 2010 - 2 answers

World Cup viewing in Madrid

Three friends and I are in Madrid. Where should we go to watch today's Spain v Switzerland match? [more inside]
posted by sellout on Jun 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Your resume looks terrible...you're hired

World Cup filter: How does current Côte d'Ivoire manager and former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson keep finding work? [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Jun 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Where can I find FIFA logo theme song?

Looking for a link to the FIFA World Cup Logo splash music. It's about 5 seconds long, and it plays after every commercial. [more inside]
posted by coolguy#1 on Jun 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Anywhere online I can rewatch the USA-English soccer match?

Anywhere online I can rewatch the USA-English soccer match? [more inside]
posted by jng on Jun 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Why Round 1 draws in World Cup?

Why are draws allowed in Round 1 of the World Cup but not in subsequent Rounds? [more inside]
posted by DavidandConquer on Jun 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Listen Cup

I can get World Cup on broadcast TV through Univision, but the audio is... en Espanol. Searches for sports radio has all been boring sports shows. Is there any good (preferably radio based) English language solution? NYC Area.
posted by rosswald on Jun 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to watch the World Cup in London and discuss online?

I'm in London (UK), and want to know where supporters of different teams will be watching. I'm aware of the Time Out guide, but looking for any other suggestions. Especially for New Zealand (not the Walkabout). [more inside]
posted by Infinite Jest on Jun 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Where in Berkeley is the World Cup to be found?

Where in Berkeley, CA can I watch the world cup? Saul's is showing the first two games of the day, but not the third - I'd kinda like to see that one too. Alcohol sales... well that is a must-have, but a good crowd is important too!
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Jun 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I watch the World Cup near Fort Davis, TX?

Are there any good bars where I can watch the World Cup in Fort Davis or Marfa, TX? [more inside]
posted by caek on Jun 10, 2010 - 2 answers

vuvuzelas and brews

Bars/ pubs to watch the World Cup while in South Africa? [more inside]
posted by ch3ch2oh on Jun 9, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I get a reliable, legit online stream of the World Cup?

I don't have cable or even a TV, but I do have the internet and I want to watch the World Cup. I can find a lot of ways to watch it "for free" but I am struggling to find a reliable way to make sure I can see most of the games live. My IP had very little advice on the matter. I am more than willing to pay for a reliable, high-quality stream.
posted by limmer on Jun 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Good place for the World Cup opener in San Diego?

Know of a fun place to watch USA's World Cup opener next Saturday in San Diego? New to the city and would like to have some fun.
posted by xmutex on Jun 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Where to watch World Cup while in Italy

Look for recommendations on where to watch the World Cup while traveling in Italy. [more inside]
posted by derivation on Jun 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Embeddable, Real-Time World Cup Scores for Any Site?

Are there any good embeddable World Cup Soccer / Football schedules and scores tools for websites? [more inside]
posted by metajc on May 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Podcast/Twitter recommendations for World Cup 2010?

Which Podcasts/Twitter Feeds are most worth my time in the run-up to (and during) next month's World Cup? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on May 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Please don't make me call FIFA

You're going to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Have you received your "FIFA Official Ticket Confirmation" via postal mail? [more inside]
posted by dyobmit on May 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Footie For Me? For free?

Where can I watch live online streams of World Cup matches? Note: I am in Canada. [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on May 4, 2010 - 8 answers

I need more World Cup tickets, stat

I bought World Cup tickets....but not enough. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Where can I get a crash course in soccer/football before the 2010 World Cup?

Where can I get a crash course in soccer/football before the 2010 World Cup? I'll be in South Africa during the festivities and I want to sound like I know what I'm talking about! [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Apr 29, 2010 - 10 answers

World Cup Managers

Why are managers of national soccer teams also not required to be citizens of the country whose team they manage? [more inside]
posted by josher71 on Apr 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Game reserve advice in South Africa?

Going to the World Cup in South Africa for a month (mid-June to mid-July) as a group of 6. Will primarily be in the Johannesburg area. What's the best game reserve/national park to visit, how long should I set aside to visit, and what's the best way to arrange and book a visit/stay there?
posted by lupefiasco on Mar 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Need World Cup finals tickets and clarification of rules

How can I get World Cup finals and semis tickets, and can they be purchased from someone outside my country? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Mar 23, 2010 - 5 answers

The World Series of Soccer

Traditional folkways of FIFA World Cup (Soccer|Football) and recommendations for US viewing. [more inside]
posted by DU on Feb 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Cape Town to Rustenburg

South Africa filter: Is it feasible to drive from Cape Town to Rustenburg in a day? [more inside]
posted by stargell on Jan 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Rounding the Cape

Is there a website where I can (legally or otherwise) watch the France v Ireland World Cup Qualifier Playoff? [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Nov 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Lookin' for futbol

Where can I find out which World Cup qualifier matches are being televised, on what channels, and when? [more inside]
posted by Red Loop on Nov 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find good international music

I'm responsible for providing music for a local soccer tournament styled after the World Cup. It is a celebration of the various cultures of the immigrant communities here, and I'd like to play as much music from the participating countries as possible. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Aug 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Name of the 80s soccer arcade machine?

Does anyone remember the name of the 80s soccer coin-op arcade machine? It was of a similar size to a Gauntlet box, was up to four player and was a world cup type tournament. Sort of cartoon-y / manga-lite type of players; and my overriding memory of it is the scissor / bicycle kick. If it then exists in a PC/PS2/ROM collection so much the better! Thanks all.
posted by n3rt on Jul 2, 2009 - 6 answers

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