Fifa to release 150 000 more World Cup tickets

World football body Fifa said it would release 150 000 World Cup

tickets – including seats at the opening and final matches – for next month’s

tournament in South Africa.

“All together, for the 64 matches, it’s 150 000 tickets we’ll put

back in the system,” said secretary-general Jerome Valcke at the handing over of

Cape Town Stadium ahead of the June 11 kick-off.

Tickets were available in all price categories and ranged from 200

seats at the South Africa-France match in Bloemfontein on June 22, to 2 000

seats for the semifinals.

“It’s all categories. It’s from game one to game 64,” said

Valcke.

Details of the new tickets will be released today and go on sale

tomorrow morning, Valcke said.

South Africans have bought 1.3 million tickets of the roughly three

million available, which Valcke said was a “very good response”.

“We are very

pleased with the final result. We were a bit concerned a few months ago, now we

are definitely pleased.”


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