There are two things in my way of making it to Germany for the World Cup next year.

1) Almost 4 million applications for 812,000 tickets. A 20% chance of getting tickets. Not too good. The upshot is that there are two more chances to score tickets later in the year. This is just the first phase.

2) I still don't have a job. That makes convincing my life partner that we will be able to afford the trip difficult. It kind of makes it difficult to convince me, too.