FIFA delays next phase of World Cup ticket sales

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In order to ensure the Brazilian authorities’ involvement in supervising the procedures for the allocation of tickets following the first sales period, as per the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Bill, FIFA has had to postpone the draw, which will only start today (Tuesday, 29 October 2013). Due to this delay in the process, it will not be possible to inform all the applicants for the over 6.2 million tickets requested if they have been successful or not by the previously communicated deadline of 4 November 2013.

As such, FIFA has decided to postpone the start of the next sales period from the original date of 5 November to 11 November 2013, starting at 12.00 CET/09.00 Brasilia time.

“As the next sales period is on a first-come, first-served basis, it is essential that all those applicants for tickets from the first period have been informed on the status of their application by the time we reopen sales,” explained Thierry Weil, FIFA’s Director of Marketing. “We cannot risk any fan not being aware of his/her success before we put the remaining tickets on the market. Obviously, our priority is to ensure every applicant has an equal chance of success.”

The second period of the first sales phase will end on 28 November at 12:00 CET/09:00 Brasilia time.