With 150 days left until the start of the biggest single-sport event in the world, the demand for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ tickets keeps increasing – both from domestic and international football fans.
FIFA, the world governing body for football, has reported on its official website that 3,141,163 tickets have been requested since 5 December, with the current sales window lasting until midnight (Moscow time) on 31 January. Fans from all around the world have a unique opportunity to secure their places at FIFA’s flagship tournament by applying for tickets online at FIFA.com/tickets. So far, most of the applications have come from Russia, with fans from Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, USA, Spain, Poland and China representing the top ten countries from abroad. Overall, international demand accounts for 38%.
Tickets are available for purchase exclusively at FIFA.com/tickets. Fans can apply for individual match tickets for all matches (except for the opening match and final) and venue-specific tickets for all stadiums, as well as supporter tickets and conditional supporter tickets for all 32 teams. If the number of tickets requested by 31 January deadline exceeds the number of available tickets, the allocation will be based on a random selection draw procedure, with fans being informed of its outcome by 12 March at the latest. During the current sales period, it will make no difference whether applications are submitted on day one, the last day or anytime in between, as all will have the same chance of being successful.
Recognised supporters of the 32 participating member associations can request for supporter tickets (STs) and conditional supporter tickets (CSTs) for their national team’s matches. Supporter tickets are tickets for each of a team’s three group matches. CSTs are tickets for each of the four knockout-phase matches that could potentially be played by a team and are conditional upon the team qualifying for the respective rounds of the tournament.
Successful applicants who have applied for STs and CSTs will be allocated seats grouped together with other supporters of the same team.
FIFA has also made an allocation of tickets available for specially abled people in accordance with the number of seats available in the 12 stadiums for people with limited mobility or who are classified as obese.
The fans also have an option of buying tickets online by using Visa cards, the official payment services partner of FIFA. To find out more about payment methods, please click here.
Tickets purchased during sales phases 1 and 2 will be delivered free of charge to fans in the weeks leading up to the tournament, with deliveries planned to start in April/May 2018.