Tickets for the 2013 Confederations Cup went on sale 3 December – two days after the draw in Sao Paulo, when supporters found out who plays whom and where – all ticket categories, including category 4 tickets which are exclusively reserved for Brazilian residents, are on sale. During this first sales phase at least 50,000 category 4 tickets will be offered to Brazilian residents.
Approximately 830,000 tickets will be available for the 16 matches in the six different venues – Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. Booking is available via FIFA.com.
Students, people over the age of 60 and recipients of the Brazilian social programme Bolsa Familia will be entitled to receive a 50 per cent discount on the ticket face value. Elderly people (over-60s) resident in Brazil will be entitled to receive a 50 per cent discount for category 1-3 tickets. In addition, a certain allocation of category 1-3 tickets were exclusively offered to Visa card holders worldwide in a pre-sale phase. 132,795 tickets had already been sold through Visa prior to 3 December – compared to 10,000 at the same stage prior to South Africa 2009.
In general, football fans will be able to either buy up to six individual tickets for a maximum of ten matches or purchase a maximum of six specific series comprising several matches in one venue. As Brasilia will host only the opening match it has no venue-specific series.
For the group stage, tickets for international supporters will be sold in US dollars ranging from US$60 to 140 subject to the category, and tickets for Brazilians will be sold in Brazilian reals ranging from R$57 in category 4 to R$266 in category 1. Discounted category 4 tickets for first-round group matches for Brazilian residents will be sold at R$28.5.
In accordance with Brazilian laws, at least 1 per cent of the total quantity of purchasable tickets offered will be made available for disabled customers. Tickets for disabled people have been set at the category 3 ticket face value price. Disabled customers also have the option of requesting a complimentary ticket for a companion who will assist and accompany them to the match.
During the first sales phase from 3 December to 15 January, it will not matter on what date ticket applications are submitted as all requests will be collected at the end of the sales phase and then processed together.
If the number of applications per match and category exceeds the number of available tickets, a random selection draw will take place to determine the successful applicants for the respective matches or categories.
Brazilian fans who do not have access to the internet have been invited by the Brazilian Government to use the public infrastructure (such as schools) to apply for tickets.
The Brazilian site is: Copa 2014