19 Feb 2009

FIFA hoping for 2010 World Cup sellout

8:35 am on 19 February 2009

FIFA is hopeful of bucking the global recession by selling out every match for next year's World Cup football finals in South Africa.

From a total stock of around three million tickets, some 740,000 will go on sale worldwide tomorrow in a first sales phase that runs until April 15.

Successful applicants will be chosen in a random ballot but won't be issued their physical tickets until April next year.

Prices range from $40 for first-round matches to $1800 for a first category ticket to the final.