More than 2m ticket requests for 2018 World Cup
Over 2 million ticket requests have been made for soccer’s 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, according to soccer’s international governing body.
The first ticket sales period, which opened on 14 September, will close tomorrow and will be followed by a random allocation process.
Russian fans account for the largest amount of ticket requests, while over 30 per cent of applications come from international supporters.
Germany, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Argentina, China, Colombia, Israel and Egypt all ranked in the top 10 of countries with the most applications. Of those countries, China, USA and Israel are the only three that failed to qualify for the tournament.
The second part of the first sales window will run from 16 to 28 November, with tickets allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
A second sales phase will then open on 5 December and close on 31 January next year, with a random selection draw applied. From 13 March onwards, tickets will be sold
on a first-come first-served right up until the World Cup final on 15 July.
A total of 350,000 ‘category four’ tickets are reserved for only Russian fans to buy.
The 2018 World Cup begins on 14 June.