Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Ticket Requests Surpass 2M Mark for World Cup 2018

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Velma Reese | 13 October, 2017, 17:02

Federation Internationale de Football Association revealed that 3,496,204 tickets have been requested after the first sales period, which concluded on Thursday.

"We never placed bets on the possible tempo of ticket requests", Sorokin said. The top two teams from each group will advance in the tournament.

Full information about ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is available on FIFA.com/tickets. Fans can apply for Individual Match Tickets for all Matches, Venue Specific Ticket Series for all Stadiums, and Team Specific Ticket Series.

In all, 3,496,204 tickets have been sought since September 14, organisers have announced. All successful, partially successful and unsuccessful applicants will be duly notified of the outcome of their applications by 16 November 2017.

Second stage of Phase 1 will run from November 16 to 28, during which tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

After successfully hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup this summer, Russian Federation is now in full-swing preparations to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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A number of expectant countries saw their World Cup dreams come to an end this week as their final qualifying results ensured they fell short of even a playoff opportunity.

The eagerly awaited start of the 2018 World Cup (14th June) is just eight months away and 23 of the 32 nations competing in Russian Federation are now confirmed after the latest round of qualifying took place around the globe this week - that means nine places are up for grabs for those still involved.

150,000 tickets have been requested for the opening match on June 14 and more than 300,000 for the final on July 15.

Tickets range from approximately $130 (for a group play contest) and tops out at $1,114 (for the tournament final in Moscow).

Hosts Russia have been joined by Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina who have all qualified.

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