Ticket prices for group matches will start at $90 for international football fans.
The first stage of ticket sales for the 2014 FIFA World Cup football competition began in Brazil on August 20, PANA reports.
Ahead of the sales, FIFA’s Director of Marketing, Thierry Weil, met with journalists at the Arena de Sao Paulo, venue of the competition’s opening match.
At the meeting, he clarified doubts about the ticketing process and presented the Ticketing Fan Guide.
The guide is a clear, simple document with details on all the steps required to purchase tickets to the biggest football tournament on the planet.
The first phase of the sales will last till October 10, when all requests will be amalgamated and processed together.
According to world football’s governing body, FIFA, “if the number of requests received per game and category exceeds the number of tickets available, a lottery will be held to determine the applicants selected.’’
The ticket sales are being done via the official website: FIFA.com.
Ticket prices for group matches will start at $90 (N14, 400) for international football fans. But the opening match will cost more, at $220 (N35, 200).
PANA reports, however, that Brazil residents who are students or over 60 years old, will have access to cheaper tickets at $15.
Overall, about three million tickets will be available for fans to purchase during the three sales phases.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held from June 12 to July 13, 2014.
The four-yearly World Cup, which features 32 teams in the finals, is the world’s most widely watched sporting event and the single biggest sport.