With just 72 days left until the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, another ticket sales period drew to a close today. During the first-come, first-served sales window, which opened on 13 March, a total of 394,433 tickets were allocated to fans across the world in real time at FIFA.com/tickets.
Most of the tickets during this sales period were allocated to Russian fans (216,134), followed by fans from USA (16,462), Argentina (15,006), Colombia (14,755), Mexico (14,372), Brazil (9,962), Peru (9,766), China (6,598), Germany (5,974), Australia (5,905) and India (4,509) – the top ten countries from abroad.
1,698,049 tickets have been allocated to fans worldwide since sales started in September 2017, with the overall international demand accounting for 53%.
The last-minute sales phase will commence on 18 April at 12:00 Moscow time at FIFA.com/tickets. From then until the end of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, fans will have their last opportunity to purchase tickets online for FIFA’s flagship event on a first-come, first-served basis (subject to availability).
Tickets may be purchased online by using Visa payment cards or Visa Checkout. Visa is 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.
At the request of the Russian authorities, all fans attending matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup need to apply for a FAN ID – the official identity document issued to fans. Fans are encouraged to apply for this free document as soon as possible after they have received their ticket confirmation email.
A FAN ID and a valid ticket are required for fans to be able to enter the 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums. Having a FAN ID gives fans additional benefits and services provided by the host country, such as visa-free entry to the Russian Federation, certain free inter-host city travel and free use of public transport on matchdays. For further details, please visit www.fan-id.ru.
FIFA does not assume any liability or responsibility concerning the application, issue and/or use of FAN IDs.