Fans request 1.1 million World Cup tickets in day
FIFA said Monday that fans applied for more than 1.1 million
tickets for the World Cup in Brazil in the first 24 hours after the
latest sales phase opened.
The new sales window, which opened Sunday, is the first to be
held after the tournament draw and schedule were announced last
week. It will remain open until Jan. 30.
If demand surpasses the number of entrances available for
certain matches, a random selection draw will be held for fans who
have requested tickets.
About 900,000 tickets were sold in the first stage of ticket
sales earlier this year. Another 230,000 tickets were sold in the
second phase in just seven hours.
Soccer’s governing body said a total of about 3.3 million
tickets will be sold for the tournament.