World Cup ticket sales top 2.5 million

A total of 2,577,662 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have already been sold and allocated following the end of the second period of the second sales phase that saw a total of 301,929 tickets allocated for the 345,000 tickets originally available. They went primarily to residents of Brazil, USA, Colombia, Australia, Argentina and England.

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 USA (154,412 tickets), Australia (40,681), England (38,043) and Colombia (33,126).

“The interest in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is amazing. 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,” said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director in charge of ticketing. “Whoever wants to be part of this event may still be able to buy tickets later this month.”

The Last Minute Sales phase starts on 15 April at 12h00 CET / 07h00 BRT via and runs until the end of the tournament. The availability per match is constantly updated in the relevant chart directly on FIFA.