FIFA said it has sold 2.3 million tickets for the World Cup, representing around three quarters of tickets available. This number occurs at the end of the first part of the second phase of ticket sales. For the next step, there will be seven sold out matches, which, however, will still have last minute entries starting in April.
The survey includes the FIFA ticket sold to sponsors, fans and the general public for participating countries of the World. Of this total, 57% went to Brazil and another 43% were with foreigners. A total of about 900 thousand tickets remained in the hands of supporters of the country.
The second phase of tickets were allocated by lottery entries for 473,076 fans – there was a 80% majority of requests for Brazilians. On sale starting on March 12, there will be over 159.000 tickets available for games and categories that were not acquired.
There are seven games sold out for this phase. The final and the opening, the England – Italy matches, USA vs Portugal; quarter-final in Porto Alegre and São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and semifinal. This does not mean that there will be more tickets for those games later. After April 15, at the last sales phase, there will be new tickets that were contingent.
Among the countries that had the largest number of applications are Brazil, USA, Colombia, Argentina and Germany, in that order.