Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Plus 6 million tickets ordered during 3rd sales period

Some 677,900 orders for 6 million tickets – these are the figures for the third sales period for 2006 FIFA World Cup™ tickets, which came to an end at midnight CET on Sunday (15 January). Compared with the two previous sales periods, interest from abroad has risen incredibly: 89 per cent of orders have come from Europe, with barely half of them, 52 per cent, from Germany.

250,000 tickets are available for the third sales period. As with the first sales period, a ballot will be carried out under the supervision of an official, on 31 January. In early February, ticket allocations will be made known and written order confirmations sent out listing the ticket category and number of tickets ordered.