Ticket Sales to Resume on 5 December
Ticket sales for FIFA’s flagship tournament will resume on 5 December with the launch of the second random selection draw sales period. Fans will be able to apply for individual match tickets and other ticket products exclusively on FIFA.com/tickets until 31 January 2018. In cases where the number of tickets applied for exceeds the available inventory, tickets will be allocated by a random selection draw process.
A total of 742,760 tickets were allocated during the two periods of sales phase 1. This figure excludes ticket orders that were cancelled due to no payment. While most of the applications in sales phase 1 came from Russia, international demand increased steadily and currently accounts for 47 per cent of all applications so far. Fans from the USA, Brazil, Germany, China, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, Australia, and England all rank in the top ten in this regard.
“We are very pleased with the results of the first sales phase. They confirmed the great interest sparked by the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia – both at local and international level. The next opportunity to secure a place at this unique event will start on 5 December 2017 at 12:00 Moscow time at FIFA.com/tickets, just four days after the Final Draw. Fans from all over the world will be able to apply for individual match tickets. Category 4 tickets, which are exclusively reserved for Russian residents, will also be available,” said FIFA Head of Ticketing Falk Eller.