Soccer Fans' Dream Job Has a Catch: No Watching the Game

Pity the World Cup's security guards, the poor souls who are assigned to maintain order inside the throbbing stadiums by keeping their eyes firmly locked on the stands, not the soccer.

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A security official stands guard during a FIFA World Cup match.


Fortaleza, Brazil: At first blush, it probably sounded like the best job in Brazil.

The duties require you to attend World Cup matches and stand within shouting distance of the action that has captivated tens of millions across the globe and sent Brazil into a state of nonstop celebration. Let others check the score on their phones and sneak glances at grainy webcasts; you will be present for sports history.

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