2.57 mn World Cup tickets allocated to fans
Posted on Apr 02 2014 | IANS
Geneva, April 2 : Over 2.57 millions tickets for the 2014 World Cup have already been allocated through all sales phases and channels to date, soccer's world governing body FIFA announced Tuesday.
The second period of the second sales closed Tuesday with a total of 301,929 tickes sold for the 345,000 tickets originally available. The tickets mainly went to residents in Brazil, the US, Colombia, Australia, Argentina and England, Xinhua reported.
"The interest in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is amazing. Teams will have a strong fanbase in Brazil, as people are coming from all over the world for the tournament which will make history for sure," said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director in charge of ticketing.
"Whoever wants to be part of this event may still be able to buy tickets later this month."
The last-minute sales starts April 15 via FIFA.com/tickets and runs until the end of the tournament. The availability per match is constantly updated.