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CtotheVrzrbck
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Cities the USA plays in for Group Play in the '14 World Cup.



Was just looking at the World Cup schedule and we got pretty hosed in the way the matches are scheduled.

Two of my really good friends were sent to Brazil by Tyson's as they climb that corporate ladder for a couple years. Was thinking it might be fun to surprise them and bring them a care package or two from back home and catch a couple matches if I could. The sheer distance and time to travel to the matches is logistically impossible as my buddies are in Rio and Sao Paulo.

Our first match on 6/16 is in Natal, a 34 hour drive according to google, which is probably more likely to be 40 hours, so there's 2 1/2 days of travel. Match 2 on 6/22 is in Manaus, which is DEEEEEEEP in the Amazon and looks to be 4600+KM and clocked at 68 hours of drive time on google. So there's 4 days of travel to get in the backwaters of the Amazon. Then 4 days later for match 3 against Germany on 6/26, it's back to the coast and another 4,600KM trip and another clocked 68 hours of drive time.


Americans will be spending the entirety of group play on the roads traveling to see matches, and we don't even get within 2,000KM of Rio where most of the international flights land. Or get to have off days to sight see and party at the bad arse locales of the coast, it'll just be rain forest, monkeys, checkpoints, roadkill and piss breaks, and small town hassles.

We'd have to win Group and the round of 16 match to finally play in Rio or Sao Paulo in the quarters on the 4th of July.


Seems like a nightmare for anyone trying to go to all of the matches.









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StraightCashHomey21
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thanks but we know





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MLSter
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Watching USA play on the 4th of July would be sex





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CtotheVrzrbck
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re: Cities the USA plays in for Group Play in the '14 World Cup.


Please link me the previous thread. This is the first time I've been on this board without immediately hitting the back arrow or clicking on the OT link.





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cwil177
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This is the first time I've been on this board without immediately hitting the back arrow or clicking on the OT link

prayers sent



but seriously are we not flying to any of these locals?






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CtotheVrzrbck
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re: Cities the USA plays in for Group Play in the '14 World Cup.


I'm sure the team will be but chartering flights isn't in my budget.





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Broski
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Please link me the previous thread.


Brah, the dates and sites were announced in early December.

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This is the first time I've been on this board without immediately hitting the back arrow or clicking on the OT link.


So edgy, you are.






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CtotheVrzrbck
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re: Cities the USA plays in for Group Play in the '14 World Cup.


dgaf about soccer





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TN Bhoy
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dgaf about soccer


Then what's the point of this thread?






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cwil177
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Then what's the point of this thread?

To ask for our advice while telling us our sport sucks.

I think that's how these threads usually go.



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Broski
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dgaf about soccer


That's great, but you still felt like typing out 300 words anyway.

Joke is definitely on you.






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joey barton
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I'm going to go ahead and assume that no one will be driving between venues





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LuckyTiger
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I recommend hitchhiking.





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StraightCashHomey21
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I'm going to go ahead and assume that no one will be driving between venues



im glad I didn't end up booking this trip






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WarSlamEagle
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dgaf about soccer

Then GTFO of our board.






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NOTORlOUSD
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Watching USA play on the 4th of July would be sex

Our game against Brazil in the '94 WC was on July 4. Another July 4 sporting event (non-soccer) that had that effect was the '99 Wimbledon Final b/w Agassi and Sampras.






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joey barton
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im glad I didn't end up booking this trip


I checked via AA a couple of hours ago to see what someone's options would be. The only real pain in the arse seemed to be getting from the coast to Manaus. AA's itineraries would have someone fly from Natal back to Miami (via Sao Paulo, I think) and then to Manaus. On the other hand, there is still availability on direct AA flights from Miami to Manaus.






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the miami airport is retarded





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Waffle House
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getting from the coast to Manaus


Can't you just fly Gol around from the coast to the game sites?






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joey barton
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Yeah, normally. I'm sure that it'd be easier to find a flight w/more flexibility searching via other sites.





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