15 Apr 2010

FIFA offers home fans more World Cup tickets

8:15 am on 15 April 2010

South African football fans will be able to snap up half a million unsold World Cup tickets in cash after FIFA agreed overnight to drop a ruling that they could only be bought online or through a ballot.

The final phase of sales for the month-long tournament, beginning in June, will start tonight with ticket counters in shopping malls in the nine host cities plus a network of popular supermarkets.

Tickets are available for all 64 matches. FIFA previously said the final was sold out, but they now say 300 late tickets will be released for the biggest match in world football.