2018 Ticket design unveiled

With 69 days to go until the opening match and 100 days to the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA has presented the World Cup ticket design. Tickets will be personalised with the name of the ticket holder printed on it.

All key match-related information, such as the fixture, stadium, date, kick-off and gate opening time, is printed on each ticket. Each ticket also has details of the category, information on how to find the assigned seat as well as a map indicating the stadium sector in which the seat is located. A list of prohibited items and an abridged version of the General Terms and Conditions for the Use of Tickets applicable to all ticket holders is printed on the rear of each ticket.

The tickets feature key security elements including a barcode positioned on the right-hand side and a hologram next to the sector map.

Fans will undergo the following checks upon arrival at the stadium:

  • External stadium perimeter: fans will be requested to present their FAN IDs and tickets.
  • Entrance to the stadium: electronic ticket validation will be implemented through a radio-frequency identification (RFID) system, which will identify cancelled or counterfeit tickets that will not give access to the respective match.

At the request of the Russian authorities, all fans attending matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup need to apply for a FAN ID – the official identity document issued to fans. Fans are encouraged to apply for this free document as soon as possible after they have received their ticket confirmation email.

A FAN ID and a valid ticket are required for fans to be able to enter the 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums. Having a FAN ID gives fans additional benefits and services provided by the host country, such as visa-free entry to the Russian Federation, certain free inter-host city travel and free use of public transport on matchdays. For further details, please visit www.fan-id.ru.

Additional World Cup ticket collection centres open

TicketSeven additional Ticket Collection Locations began operating on 1 June in the airports of Belo Horizonte (Confins), Brasilia, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro (Galeão and Santos Dumont), Salvador and in Viracopos/Campinas. Two further airport locations at Guarulhos in São Paulo and Porto Alegre will open later. In addition, three extra collection points in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are also now open.

Ticket Collection Locations are only for the pick-up of tickets already purchased via FIFA.com, not for over the counter purchases. It is possible to collect tickets for all matches in any Ticketing Centre in any host city (not only in the city where the match takes place). However, the centres will close the day after the final match in that venue. It is important that fans pick-up their tickets as soon as possible since there are no ticketing offices at the stadiums, including match days.

Visitors to the World Cup can, however, now buy any remaining tickets over the counter from the 12 Venue Ticket Centres. Tickets can be paid by cash or a PIN-enabled card. All spectators, including children of all ages, will require a ticket to access the stadium. It is important to note that the additional

FIFA Ticket Centres

Belo Horizonte: Boulevard Shopping, Avenida dos Andradas nº 3.000, Santa Efigênia, Belo Horizonte, Estado de Minas Gerais, CEP: 30260-070

Brasilia: Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães, SDC Eixo Monumental – Lote 05, Brasília, CEP: 78000-000

Cuiaba: Shopping Pantanal – Av. Historiador Rubens de Mendonça, 3300 – Jardim Aclimação, Cuiabá – MT, CEP: 78055-000

Curitiba: Patio Batel Shopping – Avenida do Batel, 1.868 – Batel, Curitiba – Paraná – CEP: 80420-090

Fortaleza: Centro de Eventos do Ceará : Avenida Washington Soares nº 999, Portão E – Edson Queiroz, Fortaleza, CEP: 60811-341

Manaus: Centro Cultural dos Povos da Amazônia: Praça Francisco Pereira da Silva, s/n° CEP: 69073-270

Natal: Shopping Cidade Jardim: Av. Eng. Roberto Freire, 2920 – Capim Macio, Natal – RN, CEP: 59080-900

Porto Alegre: Barra Shopping Sul: Av. Diário de Notícias, 300 – Cristal, Porto Alegre – RS, CEP: 90810-080

Recife: Shopping Recife : Rua Padre Carapuceiro nº 777, Edifício Garagem B1, Boa Viagem, Recife, Pernambuco, CEP: 51020-900

Rio de Janeiro: Casarão General Severiano: Av Venceslau Brás, nº 72 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, CEP: 22290-040

Salvador: Iguatemi Shopping : Avenida Tancredo Neves nº 148, Estacionamento I-1,  Salvador, Estado da Bahia, CEP: 41828-900

São Paulo: Ginásio do Ibirapuera: Rua Manoel da Nóbrega, 1361, Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Paraíso, São Paulo, SP, CEP 04001-084

Ticket Collection Only

Rio de Janeiro:  Cidade das Artes: Av. das Américas, 5300 – Barra da Tijuca CEP: 22793-080

São Paulo: Centro Cultural São Paulo: Rua Vergueiro, 1000 Paraíso, São Paulo CEP: 01504-000

São Paulo: Praça Antônio Prado : Rua XV de Novembro, 347 – Centro – São Paulo-SP CEP: 01010-010

Airport Ticket Collection Locations  

Belo Horizonte: Aeroporto de Confins, Mezanino Setor A, in front of the Polícia Federal.

Brasilia: Aeroporto Juscelino Kubitschek, Terminal de passageiros, food hall, second floor , left of the escalator close to Cyber Office.

Fortaleza: Aeroporto Pinto Martins, Mezanino Setor A, Mirante Pavimento 02, close to the chapel.

Porto Alegre: Aeroporto Salgado Filho, Terminal de Passageiros 1, Ponto 52, Terceiro Pavimento.

Rio de Janeiro: Aeroporto Galeão, Terminal 01, Setor A, Desembarque,  Área Nova.

Rio de Janeiro: Aeroporto Santos Dumont, Terminal de embarque, Mezanino, right side, close to post office.

Salvador: Aeroporto Luís Eduardo Magalhães, Terminal de Passageiros, Pavimento Térreo, Saguão, close to post office.

São Paulo: Aeroporto de Guarulhos, Terminal de Passageiros 01, salas 175 e 176, Piso Térreo, Check In B.

São Paulo:  Aeroporto Viracopos/Campinas, Terminal de Passageiros, Saguão de CHECKIN/MOP, next to check-in 11.

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 FIFA.com/tickets and runs until the end of the tournament. The availability per match is constantly updated in the relevant chart directly on FIFA.

British Airways increases flights from London to São Paulo

British_Airways_Boeing_747-400_leaving_townBritish Airways is to increase its direct weekly services to-and-from London’s Heathrow Airport and São Paulo on 1 June 2014 from seven to ten using 747-400s (photo). British Airways also offers a daily service between London and Rio de Janeiro.

The other airline offering direct non-stop service between London and São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is TAM Airlines from Brazil.

As of 1 April 2014 both will be members of oneWorld.

Over one million tickets sold for the World Cup

The 228,959 tickets put on sale on 11 November for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 have all been snapped up from the FIFA web site and are added to the 889,305 tickets already sold to fans from 188 countries at the first stage of offering.

The next batch of tickets go on sale on 8 December 2013, two days after the draw for the championship is made in Bahia on 6 December.

To date Brazilians have bought 70% of the tickets put on sale, but the next tickets will be for the fans of the 32 teams qualified for the World Cup finals.


Reserve your tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

FIFA TicketsTickets, or rather reservations for tickets, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have gone on sale. For international football fans, ticket prices start at US$ 90 for the group-stage matches in category 3 (apart from the opening match, which costs US$ 220). For Brazilian residents, the cheapest tickets priced R$ 30 (US$ 15) are available for students, over-60s and members of the Bolsa Família programme for 47 of the 48 group-stage matches (again apart from the opening match).

In total, about three million tickets will be available for fans to purchase during the three sales phases, but there were 2.3 million ticket request in the first 24 hours of tickets going on sale on 20 August.

During the first sales period from 20 August to 10 October 2013, ticket applications may be submitted at any time during the period and at the end all requests will be collected and processed together by FIFA. If the number of applications received 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.

To ensure that as many fans as possible receive tickets, a maximum of four tickets per match for up to seven matches may be purchased per household.

For full ticketing information visit FIFA.com.

To book tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup CLICK HERE

To book official FIFA hotel accommodation CLICK HERE


Ticket sales strong for Confederations Cup

More than 86 per cent of the 426,343 assigned tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup have been directly distributed to the general public following the ballot triggered by the first public sales phase. The lottery allocated 209,692 tickets among the 399,525 ticket requests received during the first public sales phase, which ended on 15 January 2013.

In total, footballs fans resident in 138 different countries have bought tickets so far. During the first public sales phase for the FIFA Confederations Cup, the host nation Brazil leads the way in terms of successful applicants, with 98 per cent, followed in descending order by the USA, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Germany, Italy and England.

The second public tickets sales phase, following the ‘first come, first served’ principle, began on 15 February. In total, FIFA says, approximately 291,200 tickets are still available for those who would like to see the eight high-profile teams live at the stadiums during the ‘Festival of Champions’ from 15 to 30 June 2013.

As of 15 February there were no longer tickets available for the opening match between hosts Brazil and Japan on 15 June in Brasilia, or the Group A match between Italy and Brazil in Salvador. There was a limited number of tickets available for the final on 30 June in the Maracana.

As per FIFA’s promise to make its events accessible to all Brazilians, already 75,556 tickets have been assigned for Category 4, which is exclusively for residents of the host country, and 25,000 more than stipulated in the General Bill.

Overall 67,582 tickets have been purchased in Cat 1, 84,503 in CAT2 and 113,790 in Cat 3. Furthermore, 51,473 tickets were sold to FIFA’s sponsors, the majority of which will run promotional activities offering fans the chance to win those tickets. 16,184 tickets have been bought by the participating teams, while 9,734 seats have been sold as part of the hospitality packages by MATCH Hospitality.

Tickets for the Confederations Cup can be bought directly from FIFA by CLICKING HERE

Ticket Sales for Confederations Cup

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