Of the 889,305 tickets allocated for the first phase of ticket sales for FIFA World Cup 2014, outside of the host country Brazil, the highest number of tickets drawn was for residents of the United States (66,646), followed by England (22,257), Germany (18,019), Australia (15,401), Canada (13,507), France (11,628), Colombia (11,326), Switzerland (8,082), Japan (5,021) and Argentina (4,493), according to FIFA.
The most popular venue-specific series ticket packages were for Rio de Janeiro (94,500), Brasilia (48,540) and São Paulo (46,916).
The next sales window will begin next week through November 28. Approximately 228,959 tickets will be available.
Additional tickets for all 64 games will be made available after the World Cup Final Draw happens in early December, once the final match schedule for the group stage matches is known.
More details about ticket sales can be found on the FIFA website.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- 889,305 tickets allocated during the random selection draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup — FIFA
- Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane confirmed as Republic of Ireland’s new managerial team — The Guardian
- Mexico defeats Argentina 3-0 and reaches its third U-17 World Cup final in 8 years — Mediotiempo
- England hopeful Saido Berahino earning less than a kit-man — BBC Sport
UEFA Champions League
- Champions League: Who can qualify for the last-16 with wins tonight? — The Independent
- Chelsea striker Fernando Torres suffers leg injury setback; will miss Schalke match — BBC Sport
- Sven Goran-Eriksson advised Roman Abramoivch to buy Chelsea over Spurs — The Mail
- Translators in Manchester City crowd to listen out for racism — Evening Standard
- Cardiff City refuse to accept fine after Premier League bust-up with Norwich City — Wales Online
- No apology to Yaya Toure from CSKA coach after racial abuse — Evening Standard
- Vincent Tan not ready to explain recent upheaval at Premier League club — Sky Sports
- Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini set for Tottenham return — Shields Gazette
- Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen becoming frustrated with left-back role — The Mirror
- Norwich fined for melee after Leroy Fer’s ‘goal against Cardiff — Sky Sports
- Call of Duty Ghosts: Daniel Sturridge wins celebrity CoD tournament but Andros Townsend fails — The Mirror
- Hugo Lloris concussion: Second-impact syndrome can kill — The Independent
- Javier Hernandez going nowhere, insists David Moyes — Metro
- Andy Carroll suffers fresh injury setback in blow for West Ham United — The Mirror
- Manchester-bound plane diverted to Denmark to eject CSKA Moscow fans — The Guardian
- Liverpool loss to Arsenal caused South Africa policeman to shoot friend in chest — The Mirror
- West Brom boss Steve Clarke keen to unearth British Asian football talent — Evening Standard
- Ashley Cole had affair with adult TV model lookalike of his ex-wife Cheryl Cole — 101GG
- Ahmed Elmohamady praises Hull City boss Steve Bruce for resurrecting his career — The Mirror
- Thrashed! The 32 times that Premier League clubs have been hit for seven — Sporting Intelligence
- Barcelona midfielder Jonathan dos Santos undergoes knee surgery — Sky Sports
- ‘Messi said no to Madrid, Bayern & Chelsea’ — 101GG
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