Sao Paulo - Tickets for the 2014 World Cup will cost some 10 percent more than in
South Africa in 2010, with the dearest ones for international fans
selling for $990 and the cheapest for $90, officials from FIFA and
Brazil's organising committee said on Friday.
More than one
million tickets for the first phase of the tournament will go on sale on
If they were not all sold by October 10, they would be offered
again from the first week of November, Thierry Weil, FIFA's marketing
Playing venues for the 32 qualifying teams would
be decided at the draw for the finals on December 6 and a third phase of
sales would begin two days later, Weil added.
All sales would take place
via FIFA's website.
Some three million tickets would be available in total, with 700 000 of them going on sale to international fans, Weil said.
hundred thousand cheaper tickets would be set aside exclusively for
Brazilians, with many being offered at half price to pensioners,
students and people receiving government aid.
The tickets, all of which
are for group games, could be sold for $15.
"FIFA are giving
everyone the chance to see matches," said Cafu, captain of the Brazil
team that won the World Cup in 2002.
"That is important as it would be
terrible for people to think that they wouldn't be able to watch games
because the tickets are too expensive."
FIFA said it had learnt
from organisational problems at the recent Confederations Cup in Brazil
and would provide more information for fans going to World Cup matches,
with stadium seating plans available online.
Confederations Cup, sometimes there were people who went to stadiums and
the seats weren't there because we couldn't check in advance," Weil
"We always found a solution for them but that is why we need
the stadiums to be ready on time for the World Cup," he said, adding
that six World Cup venues still undergoing work had to be finished by
The Confederations Cup, the test tournament for the World
Cup, was targeted by Brazilian protesters who felt too much public
money was being spent on stadiums instead of services such as hospital,
schools and public transport.
In several cities, police fired tear gas at demonstrators who tried to get near stadiums on match days.
World Cup kicks off in Sao Paulo on June 12 and takes place in 12
cities, with the final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July