2014 FIFA World Cup tickets go on sale
Fans around the world will be able to attend this event as more than three million tickets are now on sale. More than two million tickets were sold during a similar tournament in South Africa in 2010.
Tickets will cost as low as $90 for first-round matches and will start at $440 for the final at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The most expensive ticket for the final will cost $990, but for Brazilian citizens over 60, local students and members of some social programs they will be entitled to tickets at $15
Applications submitted by October 10 will enter a random drawing if there aren't enough tickets available to fulfill all requests.
The sales of the leftover tickets will begin on November 5 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Another phase will begin on December 8, straight after the World Cup draw determines where and when each nation will play.
The tournament begins on June 12, 2014, with Brazil playing the opener in São Paulo.
by Alexander Krasnov
The World Cup-2018 Organization Committee has conducted its presentation at the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Concerning the impression of Brazil’s preparations for the World Cup-2014, head of the “Russia-2018” organization committee for holding the World Cup Alexei Sorokin has this to say in an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia.
- Please, share your impression on Brazil. How is Brazil preparing for the World Cup?
- This is quite serious for Brazil, of course. People are inspired and the organization committee is working hard. There is unevenness, but it is typical for any world championship. Such a multifaceted event cannot be an absolutely smooth one. However, as a whole, this will undoubtedly be a holiday for all people. The country has an elusive charm that will nicely serve the World Championship.
- FIFA has more than once said that Russia was better prepared at a certain stage for the World Cup-2018 than Brazil for World Cup-2014.
- In this case, it’ impossible to compare the two countries. Every championship is a unique event in something or other. The task of Brazil is to make it unique one, and it is doing this job excellently. Our task is to make the World Cup-2018 a unique event in our own way and introduce Russian zest.
- Russia and Brazil are large countries and the distances between cities are significant. Do these peculiarities bring the two countries closer? Will fans and sportsmen face problems in attending the matches?
- I do not see any big problems here. When comparing with previous championships, especially in Japan and South Korea, there will be no problems, airports will work and planes will fly.
In this case the question is not the distance, but the good organization of the transport system. In Russia, the distances are quite reasonable. One can go from Moscow to any city where the World Cup matches will be played in two hours.
Voice of Russia