2014 World Cup – Infographic

This beautiful and compelling infographic was designed to let you know about the relatively high prices you will need to pay at 2014 FIFA World Cup. But it also presents valuable tips that can help you to save cost. As you look through the infographic, you will be enlightened and empowered to save a significant amount of cash during this World Cup.

Visual Theme

The 2014 World Cup infographic has a visually appealing color scheme. The entire illustration has an attractive yellow background which is one of the colors of the Brazilian national flag. Other colors from this flag such as green, blue and white are also prominently used throughout the infographic. Red serves as a beautiful accent color to make the data stand out.

Historical Facts

First, a few interesting historical facts are presented to whet your appetite. Flags of the 8 countries that have been strong enough to win the world cup are displayed as colorful circles with the number of times they have won. Brazil leads the cup winners with 5 titles. Italy comes second with 4 titles while Germany is third with 3 titles. Other countries that have won include Uruguay, Argentina, France, England and Spain. Brazil is the host nation so they are favored to emerge as winners again.

Next, you see some historical data on the estimated viewership for the last two editions of the World Cup. There is an explosive growth in the number of viewers who watch the World Cup finals. At the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, 715.1 million viewers watched the final match between Italy and France. This number rose by 27% to hit an unprecedented 909.6 million estimated viewers at the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands hosted by South Africa. At the 2014 World Cup Final, history is going to be made once more.

Ground Breaking Events at the 2014 World Cup

The infographic also depicts two events that have never occurred in the history of the World Cup. For the first time, referees will be assisted by goal line technology. Seven cameras will be positioned strategically around the goal area to help the referee decide whether a goal has been scored. In addition, football fans were given the privilege to name the official ball called “The Brazuca”.

The Cost of Attending the World Cup

Some startling facts about the huge sums of money that Brazil is spending on stadium construction and renovation are presented. Amazingly, the data given shows that $3.5 billion was budgeted for this purpose. This is 3 times more than what South Africa spent in 2010 and is 14,000 times the cost of going to outer space. Obviously, some of the cost of construction and renovation must be paid back by those who decide to visit Brazil and watch live matches.

From the data presented, we can see that in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro – the two most popular soccer-loving cities in Brazil (where the opening and closing matches will take place), the average cost of staying in an hotel per night is $282 and $371 USD respectively. And if you need to travel between these two cities, you will pay up to $514 USD for a trip that takes just 50 minutes.

The average ticket price for a match is also estimated at $1,345 USD. This is more than 4 times the average ticket price during the U.S. men’s NCAA Basketball tournament.

How to Make Good Savings at the 2014 World Cup

The infographic presents three vital tips for saving money at the World Cup

1 Do Research. Compare prices for everything you need online. This will help you to get the best bargains. Due to the high cost of accommodation, transport and tickets, you must make every dollar count.

2 Use KNCTR. KNCTR is a long distance phone call service that makes it easy for you to call back home to either the U.S. or Canada free of charge. All you need to do is to download the app at unto your laptop. Then you can make long distance calls for free.

3 Travel with your friends. This will help you to reduce the cost of hotel bills and provide you with valuable company. It will also help you to really enjoy the other aspects of your stay in Brazil such as sight seeing, shopping, biking, hiking and visits to important tourist attractions.


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