Video report by ITV News Brazil Correspondent Nick Ravenscroft
Football fans hoping to head to Brazil for next summer's World Cup should expect unforgettable atmospheres but also heavily inflated prices and long-distance travel.
A room in an Australian backpackers hostel in Ipanema, southern Rio de Janeiro, will be bumped up from the usual £70 per night to around £450 per night during the tournament.
Where are the games?
On top of the cost of accommodation is the price of crossing this vast country.
If England are drawn in Group A, fixtures will be played in Sao Paulo, Manaus and Recife.
The 1673-mile trip from Sao Paulo to Manaus (further London to Moscow) would involve two days on a bus and four days on a boat, according to one operator.
Flights for the same itinerary could cost £750 for the group stage and £450 for the knockout stage, a travel agent said, warning those prices are rising quickly.
Likely to be drawn from the second pot of seeds, England's group matches would be played in:
Group A: Sao Paulo, Manaus, Recife
Group B: Salvador, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo
Group C: Belo Horizonte, Natal, Fortaleza
Group D: Fortaleza, Recife, Belo Horizonte
Group E: Brasilia, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro
Group F: Rio de Janeiro, Cuiaba, Salvador
Group G: Salvador, Manaus, Brasilia
Group H: Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba
Fans will learn their travel destinations when the groups are drawn on December 6th.
When are the matches?
- Group stages: 12th June - 26th June 2014
- Second round: 28th June -1st July
- Quarter-finals: 4th - 5th July
- Semi-finals: 8th - 9th July
- Final: 13th July
FIFA's first round of ticket applications closed on Thursday 10th October 2013. Football's governing body said it had received over 6 million requests, including 96,780 from England.
Members of the official England supporters club may still be able to buy tickets through their organisation but fans without an affiliation and who have yet to enter the ballot will have to rely on other means to get match tickets.
Flights to Brazil
England fan Jonathan Greig, who hasn't missed a match since the Japan/Korea World Cup in 2002, said he won't be going to Brazil because travel costs make the trip too expensive.
"I just can't afford it this time," he explained. "There's no trains between the host cities so you'd have to fly between every game. You'd be looking at at least £5,000 to do the whole thing."
- UK passport holders do not need a visa to enter Brazil
- Language is Portugese
- Currency: 1 Brazilian Real = £0.28
- Brasilia is 4 hours behind London, Manaus is 5 hours behind