FIFA releases more tickets
Johannesburg – More tickets will be sold for the second round of the World Cup after some ticket-holders saw their teams eliminated from the tournament, world football governing body FIFA said on Wednesday.
About 4 000 tickets will go back on the market for the first round of 16 match, between Uruguay and South Korea on Saturday in Port Elizabeth, FIFA said.
Another 1 000 tickets will be sold for Sunday's match between Argentina and Mexico in Johannesburg's Soccer City.
"These tickets are coming back from teams that were eliminated, such as France or South Africa," said FIFA spokesperson Pekka Odriozola.
The last batch of group play matches kicked off on Tuesday, with hosts South Africa and 1998 champions France failing to reach the second round.
Matches played through Friday will decide the tournament's final 16 teams.