Tickets for 60 out of the 64 matches will be up for sale to the general public in the second window of the second sales phase, which starts on Wednesday 12 March at 12.00 CET /08.00 Brasilia. No tickets are available for the Opening Match in Sao Paulo and the Final in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to the two semi-finals in Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo.

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. This sales period is scheduled to continue until 1 April. For most of the matches, demand is expected to be very high. Fans can see the respective availability (low-medium-high) per match in the respective chart on www.FIFA.com/tickets which will be updated constantly once sales start.

Around 345,000 tickets will be available for sale. The number is higher than the 160,000 originally announced due to tickets returned by sponsors and the hospitality programme as well as unpaid tickets from the previous sales phase.

“Starting on Wednesday, Brazilian and international fans once again have the chance to guarantee their seats in the event, which will certainly be one of the most amazing moments in sporting history. Fans from 212 countries and territories have already secured their tickets,” said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director in charge of ticketing. “I´m sure they´ll enjoy the unique atmosphere in the country of football!”

All spectators, including children of all ages, require a ticket to access the stadium. Again, it is important to ensure that ticket buyers have enough funds for their respective payment method to be completed. FIFA would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that FIFA.com is the only online sales platform for tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.