In the initial 24 hours of ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, more than 500,000 tickets have been requested by fans from all over the world through FIFA.com/tickets.

Russian fans top the list, followed by their Mexican, Argentinian, Brazilian, Chinese, US, Colombian, German and English counterparts. More than 50,000 tickets have been requested for the final, with just under 40,000 for the opening match.

The current sales phase, in which tickets will be allocated through a random-selection draw process and which is set to conclude on 12 October, gives fans a unique opportunity to secure individual match tickets for all matches from the opening match through to the final, venue-specific ticket series and team-specific ticket series. With the high demand and to ensure that as many fans as possible are successful in the random-selection draw process, FIFA advises fans to observe the traffic light system indicating the demand for tickets when applying for tickets on FIFA.com.

Tickets purchased during the present sales phase 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 (subject to change).

Full information about ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is available on FIFA.com/tickets.