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FIFA predicts big demand for World Cup

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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.

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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.

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