World Cup ticket requests hit 5.4 million

Rio De Janeiro, Oct 10 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA received requests for 5.4 million World Cup tickets as the deadline approached for the first phase of applications Wednesday night.

The top 10 nationalities for requests were Brazil, US, Argentina, Germany, Chile, England, Japan, Colombia, Australia and Mexico, reported Xinhua citing FIFA's media department on Twitter.

Under the World Cup ticketing system, fans have had since August 20 to submit requests to 64 matches across 12 Brazilian cities.

If demand exceeds the number of tickets available for any given match, a random draw will take place to determine the recipients.

The deadline for the first ticketing phase ends at 12 p.m. Thursday (CET). The second ticket sale phase starts Dec 8, two days after the World Cup draw.

--

Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.

Matches

    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Final
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...