Almost 1.2 million FIFA World Cup tickets requested in the first 24 hours of sales

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A total of 1,179,363 tickets were requested within 24 hours of the opening of the second sales phase for the 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets. Approximately 86% were requested by Brazilian football fans, thus making Brazil the country with the highest number of requests ahead of USA (38,009), Argentina (30,659), Chile (23,014), Colombia (12,103), Mexico (11,580), Australia (8,064), Germany (6,556), England (6,469) and France (6,006).

Football fans have until 12.00 (CET) on 30 January 2014 to apply for tickets on www.FIFA.com/tickets. During this sales period, all fans have an equal chance to be successful, regardless of the date of the ticket request, as all requests will be amalgamated at the end of the phase and processed together. In the event that the number of requests received per product and category exceeds the number of tickets available, a lottery will be held to determine the successful applicants.

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