Next phase of Soccer World Cup ticket sales underway

A new round of World Cup ticket sales kicked off on Tuesday, with 400 000 tickets up for grabs on a first come, first served basis, organisers said.

Tickets for 53 matches will be available until April 7 online, or within South Africa at certain bank branches. Eleven matches, including the final, are no longer available because they have already sold out.

“It is important for football fans to note that time is very important when one applies for a ticket. The first come first served principle means that if you do not apply on time, you run the risk of not getting a ticket,” said Fifa’s ticketing boss Horst Schmidt in a statement.

“That is why it is crucial for fans to process their applications speedily.”

In three earlier rounds of sales, fan applied for tickets and had their applications chosen at random.

Two thirds of the three million tickets available for the World Cup have been sold, with just over four months until the June 11 kick off. About half the tickets have gone to South Africans. — Sapa-AFP

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