17 Apr 2010

FIFA World Cup tickets sell fast

1:46 pm on 17 April 2010

More than 100,000 World Cup tickets have been sold in less than two days since cash sales began in South Africa.

Some 500,000 match tickets were made available over the counter at various World Cup venues earlier this week.

Scuffles broke out after thousands of fans who had queued overnight were left frustrated when computer systems crashed, initially slowing sales.

FIFA says 2.2 million tickets have been sold for the tournament.

However, the BBC reports tickets for all matches, including the final on 11 July, remain available.