After the first game entry became free by Royal decree I think. My mate Del went to every single game with an average goals per game ratio of about 3.5. I had tickets to a Mega Ball on one of our compounds so missed one set of matches( which happened to be the two highest scoring games of the tournament as Del reminded me every day for the remaining six years of my tour in Saudi). We bought badges for each participating country( lost I think) and the atmosphere was brilliant at all matches especially when a load of ex-pats wore Golden Saudi dress for the Brazil v Saudi match.
If you've ever been in the desert you know that temperature can plummet after sunset (six-ish) in the winter months. For those of us just wearing Saints, Aberdeen or Brazil shirts it proved to be a ffffff.....freezing experience.
It was an amazing couple of weeks with many fond memories and some great football matches and camaraderie from the Suadi's.