The World Cup might still be over a year away, but your first chance to apply for tickets will soon be gone, unless you want to pay silly money to ticket touts or websites with promises of getting tickets and maybe not getting them.
You have until March 31st to apply on the FIFA website here.
There are going to be another four phases to get tickets but if you are desperate to go, your best chance is if you are involved in all of them and as long as you apply before March 31st, you'll know two weeks later if you've got them.
The other phases will be taking place as follows:
Phase Two: May 4th 2009 to November 16th 2009
Applications submitted during this stage will be processed, subject to availability, on a first come first served basis. Basically, if you don't get on phase one, you need to be up early on May 4th.
Phase Three: December 5th 2009 to January 22nd 2010
This phase is very much like the first one that we are in currently. From the FIFA ticketing website: all correctly submitted applications received during this stage will be considered for allocation. If the number of applications for Match or Team Specific tickets exceeds the number of tickets available, tickets will be allocated by a random selection draw taking place on 1 February 2010. Please note: it makes no difference whether you apply early, on 5 December 2009, or late, on 22 January 2010. Each correctly submitted application will have the same opportunity of being successful in the draw.
Phase Four: February 9th 2010 to April 7th 2010
Like phase two, first come first served, so get up early on February 9th 2010.
Last Phase: April 15th 2010 to July 11th 2010
Tickets will be sold at point of sale and again on a first come first served basis.
Please remember, the only place you can order these tickets is from the FIFA Ticketing website - do not be duped into thinking you can get these tickets anywhere else.