Friday, June 6, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 - Highest Number of FIFA Tickets Ever Sold

FIFA Rocks Again As Nearly 3 Million Tickets Sold To Date Highest Number Of Tickets Ever Sold 

One of the biggest game tournament FIFA World Cup 2014 excitement is reflected by the unexpected number of ticket requests from all over the world. FIFA received more than 11 million ticket request to the date for about 3.1 million available tickets. FIFA sold 2,961,911 tickets including more than 2.2 million directly via to the general public. It is a huge achievement for FIFA as they sold so many tickets directly to the general public as this is highest figure of tickets they ever sold. It is a dream “For Every Fan of Football” specially people of Brasil to be able to experience live FIFA World Cup in the country of the only Five-time world champions. The opening match and the final were even oversubscribed ten times. As FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke said, long queues of people who turned up at the ticketing centres early yesterday morning to buy World Cup tickets shows the high level of interest that Brazilians and international fans have in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Overall, 60% of the tickets were bought by Brazilians and 40% by fans from the rest of the world. After hosts Brazil (1,363,179), the USA leads the international pack with 196,838 tickets, followed by Argentina (61,021), Germany (58,778), England (57,917), Colombia (54,477), Australia (52,289), Chile (38,638), France (34,865) and Mexico (33,694).There are a few tickets left for just 27 of the 64 matches: the opening match, semi-finals and final are sold out. However, fans still on the lookout for tickets should keep checking tickets, as potential resales or unpaid purchases mean that some tickets may go back on offer to the general public.

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