November 14 (Sputnik) – Over 600,000 tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup have been assigned to applicants who registered for tickets in the first window of sales and are now pending payment, the international governing body of football said Tuesday.
“A total of 622,117 tickets were successfully allocated (subject to payment) upon conclusion of the first window of sales phase 1 on 12 October 2017 … From the total number of applications, the majority have come from Russia, and based on the results of the Random Selection Draw process 57 per cent of tickets were allocated to Russian fans. Tickets allocated to international fans account for 43 per cent of the total number of allocated tickets,” FIFA said in a press release.
The football association specified that the international fans were from the United States, China, Germany, Brazil, Israel, the United Kingdom, Finland, Mexico and France.
Category 4 tickets, which were exclusively reserved for Russian citizens, have been fully allocated as well, FIFA noted.
The second tickets sales phase will take place on November 16-28.
Russia will host its first FIFA World Cup on June 14 – July 15, 2018. The games will take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. – Sputnik