First Round of World Cup Russia Ticket Sales About to Close

First Round of World Cup Russia Ticket Sales About to Close

"This is indeed a very good and inspiring figure", Sorokin said in an interview with TASS.

Federation Internationale de Football Association says that "more than 2 million tickets have been requested so far by fans worldwide".

Most of the applications have come from Russian Federation, while worldwide demand accounts for more than 30 per cent, according to a report by the FIFA Media Office.

"We (the organizers) are here to treat equally all teams in terms of services and comfortability", Sorokin added. All matches that will be taken into account when drawing up the rating have already been played.

Centre back Virgil van Dijk will miss the World Cup following the Netherlands' disappointing qualifying campaign, as will Chile's Gary Medel, who was selected as the second central defender. The tournament final will be held on July 15, 2018. Applications can be made from December 5 to January 3, with tickets allocated via a random draw again where there is an over-demand.

Sales for next summer's tournament will re-open on November 16 with a first-come, first-served real-time sales period - that phase will run for less than a fortnight. Fans can apply for Individual Match Tickets for all Matches, Venue Specific Ticket Series for all Stadiums, and Team Specific Ticket Series.

Over two million requests have been submitted worldwide for ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, Russia, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.

Hosts Russia have been joined by Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina.

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