FIFA predicts big demand for World Cup
SAO PAULO (AP)
Tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will go on sale Tuesday, and FIFA is expecting similar demand to that from the 2006 tournament in Germany.
Fans from around the world will be allowed to apply for their tickets on FIFA's website beginning 1000 GMT (5:00 a.m. ET).
There were about seven applicants for every ticket of the 64-match tournament in 2006, which was attended by more than 3.3 million fans. Almost 2 million tickets were sold to the general public in South Africa in 2010, but the number of applications during the first ticketing phase was significantly lower.