With a total of 2,577,662 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup allocated through all sales phases and channels to date (including the hospitality programme and other constituent groups) to date, FIFA made it known that across all general public sales phases 1,591,435 tickets have been allocated to supporters: 65% to Brazilians and 35% to international fans. Brazil remains the country with the most tickets assigned (1,041,418 so far), followed by the United States (154,412 tickets), Australia (40,681), England (38,043) and Colombia (33,126). . The second period of the second sales phase closed on Tuesday with a total of 301,929 tickets allocated for the circa 345,000 tickets originally available, which went primarily to residents of Brazil, USA, Colombia, Australia, Argentina and England (in this order).
“The interest in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is amazing,” said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director in charge of ticketing.. “Teams will have a strong fanbase in Brazil, as people are coming from all over the world for the tournament which will make history for sure,” “Whoever wants to be part of this event may still be able to buy tickets later this month.”
This article was republished with permission from Karl Heinz-Huba, the editor and publisher of The Sport Intern.