It’s one of the most sought after tickets of the year. Not only is it the World Cup – but the first one in Africa. Today sees 100 days to kick off. But who’s going to be there? Are you or anyone you know? Fifa admits the rush for tickets hasn’t been entirely as fast as they would like. Cost, travel difficulties and concern about security are some of the reasons why fans are reluctantly deciding to stay at home. And the stay away is particularly in Africa. We’ve done an unscientific straw poll in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Nigeria, and almost to a man, the people we asked said they didn’t have the money. Consider this: The cheapest World Cup ticket for anyone outside South Africa is $80. The average monthly wage in Cameroon is $56.
We’re talking about it this morning on The World Today. Tell us what you think here.