FIFA Reveals High Ticket Demand for 2014 World Cup

August 21, 2013

Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has announced the significant demand for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with over one million tickets requested within seven hours of going on sale.

On the first day of ticket sales for football’s flagship event, over one million tickets were requested through more than 163,000 applicatants within the first seven hours of ticket sales for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Brazil, Argentina, USA, Chile and England currently top the charts as the five countries with the highest amount of applications so far.

The opening match at the Arena de Sao Paulo (more than 168,000) and the Final at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro (more than 165,000) have been by far the most popular tickets. 

If the number of requests received per product and category exceeds the number of tickets available, a lottery will be held to determine the successful applicants. During this first sales period, fans may apply for tickets for the FIFA World Cup regardless of their application date within this time period. 
October 10th is the cut off point for fans applying for tickets for the first sales period.