0 – the number of games Bafana Bafana will be playing. Yes, as you probably know, our national team didn’t make it into the World Cup. Quite a pity, especially considering their recent win against Spain
12 – the number of venues that will host matches. The stadiums – all of them rather suave and impressive – are dotted right around the country, including popular tourist destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Manaus.
2.3 million – the number of tickets already allocated to fans.
43 – the percentage of international fans to whom tickets have been allocated.
160 000 – tickets remain and will be made available to the public in the next window of the second sales phase, which starts on a first-come-first-served basis on 12 March.
990 – dollars is what the most expensive tickets cost. These are obviously the Category 1 tickets for the final. This is roughly R10 637 at R10.74/dollar.
9 and ¾ – the flight time from Johannesburg to Sao Paolo.
600 000 – the number of visitors Brazil is expected to draw during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
25billion – the amount of Brazillian Real tourists are expected to spend during the World Cup. That’s roughly R114billion at R4.58/Real.
86billion – the amount of Real Brazil has invested in the world cup (well, that explains all those protests)
1 973 – extra domestic flights between June 6 and July 20 have been authorized by aviation authorities.
50 – the percentage Rio de Janeiro hotel prices are expected to go up during the event.
26 – degrees Celsius is the average temperature in Rio de Janeiro during June
750 000 – liters of beer sold inside stadiums at the 2010 World Cup here in South Africa. Wonder what the Brazil tally will be…