FIFA World Cup Sells Over 700K Tickets in First Round FIFA World Cup Sells Over 700K Tickets in First Round
In the first round of sales, FIFA reports 742,760 match tickets sold to the 2018 World Cup, with the majority of applications from host... FIFA World Cup Sells Over 700K Tickets in First Round

In the first round of sales, FIFA reports 742,760 match tickets sold to the 2018 World Cup, with the majority of applications from host country Russia and 47 percent from other countries including USA, Brazil, Germany, China, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, Australia, and England.

“We are very pleased with the results of the first sales phase,” said FIFA Head of Ticketing Falk Eller. “They confirmed the great interest sparked by the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia – both at local and international level.”

A total of 2.5 million tickets will be made available for the 64 matches played in 12 different grounds located in 11 Russian cities. The next sales phase will take place four dates after the final draw on December 5 through January 31, 2018. Fans from all over the world will be able to apply for individual match tickets, and Category 4 tickets will be available exclusively for Russian residents.

Fans can submit applications online through the FIFA website.

A “last-minute” sales phase takes place from April 18 to July 15 2018, the day of the World Cup final.

Ticket prices for individual matches range from $105 for Group Matches up to $1,100 for the Final, and can also be purchased specific to team or venue.

The tournament begins on June 14 with Russia playing the opener at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.