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June 20, 2013 Social Media No Comments Email Email

Flight searches from Australia to Brazil sky-rocketed last night according to leading flight comparison site Skyscanner following the news that the Socceroos have qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Australia found victory beating Iraq 1-0 in the Sydney qualifier which sees them heading to Brazil from 14 June next year.

Following the game, Skyscanner flight searches from Australia to Brazil saw a massive 700% increase compared to the day before.

Australians are required to apply for a visa before travelling  to the South American nation and while the cheapest flights might be easy to find on Skyscanner, tickets are set to be pricey with some fetching upwards of $1,000.

Skyscanner Market Development Manager for Australia, Dave Boyte says

“We’re predicting that Brazil will  become one of the top long-haul destinations next year with soccer fans and travellers alike getting the opportunity to travel all over the country visiting some of the 12 World Cup host cities.”

3.3 million World Cup tickets will go on sale on August 20 and ticket information will be found on the FIFA website from 1 July.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from 12 June – 13 July 2013.

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