Soccer - More than six million requests for World Cup tickets

SAO PAULO Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:44am IST

A view is seen of the construction of the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Edison Vara

A view is seen of the construction of the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, October 7, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Edison Vara

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - More than six million requests for World Cup tickets were made during the first sales period that ended on Thursday.

A total of 6,164,682 requests came in from 203 countries, soccer's governing body FIFA said in a statement.

The large majority, 70.86 percent, were from host nation Brazil and most were for the cheapest Category Four tickets that cost between 30 reais and 330 reais.

A total of 726,067 requests were made for the opening match in Sao Paulo on June 12 while 751,165 sought tickets for the final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium on July 13.

Neither ground holds more than 80,000 spectators.

FIFA will inform all applicants if their request was successful by November 4.

The process reopens between November 5 and November 28 when tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

(Editing by Tony Jimenez)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Tennis

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Athletics Champ Dead

Athletics Champ Dead

Ex-world champion Mulaudzi killed in car crash.  Full Article 

Fired Over Statements

Fired Over Statements

PGA president fired for 'insensitive' remarks.  Full Article 

Showing Admiration

Showing Admiration

Mourinho is a very Special One, says Van Gaal.  Full Article 

Assault Probe

Assault Probe

ISL probes allegation of assault on Pires.  Full Article 

Controversial Balotelli

Controversial Balotelli

Why always me? Balotelli might have a point.  Full Article 

Formula One

Formula One

Caterham F1 team set to miss next two races.  Full Article 

La Liga Clasico

La Liga Clasico

Suarez to return in clasico, says Barca coach.  Full Article 

Premier League

Premier League

Best is yet to come from Aguero, says Pellegrini.  Full Article 

NBA Preview

NBA Preview

LeBron's Cavs help bring focus back to the hardwood.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage