FIFA Gets 3.5m Ticket Requests For 2018 World Cup | The Precision



FIFA says 3.5 million requests have been made for
tickets for its flagship World Cup tournament in Russia next year, as it
dropped the curtains on the first sales period.

The football governing body said ticket requests had been high since
September 14, with most of the applications coming from Russia.
International demand accounts for more than 30 per cent, it said in a report on its website
German, Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican, United States, Colombian,
Egyptian, Chinese and Polish fans all rank in the top 10, while around
150,000 tickets have been requested for the opening match and more than
300,000 for the final.

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During the Random Selection Draw sales period, which ended on
Thursday at 12.00 Moscow time, fans had the chance to apply for tickets
for every match or for specific ticket products on
In cases where the number of tickets applied for exceeds the
available inventory, tickets will be allocated by a random selection
draw process. All successful, partially successful and unsuccessful
applicants will be duly notified of the outcome of their applications by
16 November 2017.
Ticket sales resume on November 16.
Sales Phase 1 will restart on November 16 with a first-come,
first-served sales period when the fans will be able to purchase 2018
FIFA World Cup tickets in real time on with immediate
confirmation of successful application.

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This first-come, first-served sales period will end on November 28
and tickets purchased during this sales phase will be delivered free of
charge to fans in the weeks leading up to the tournament, with
deliveries planned to start in April/May 2018 (subject to change). 
Tickets may be purchased using Visa, Official Payment Services Partner
of FIFA, payment cards, and other accepted payment cards or bank
Only nine spots are yet to be filled at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Hosts Russia have been joined by Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico,
Belgium, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria,
Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Panama,
Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina.

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