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2.57 millions World Cup tickets allocated to fans

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-02 12:03

2.57 millions World Cup tickets allocated to fans

A general view is seen of the surrounding areas of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, in Sao Paulo April 1, 2014.  [Photo/Agencies]

GENEVA - More than 2.57 millions tickets for the 2014 World Cup have already been allocated through all sales phases and channels to date, soccer's world governing body FIFA announced on Tuesday.

The second period of the second sales closed on Tuesday with a total of 301,929 tickes sold for the 345,000 tickets originally available. The tickets mainly went to residents in Brazil, the United States, Colombia, Australia, Argentina and England.

"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 histroy 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 starts on April 15 via FIFA.com/tickets and runs until the end of the tournament. The availability per match is constantly updated.

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