12 Nov 2013

International Wire Story.

5:52 am on 12 November 2013

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SOC:2014 WCup tickets sell quickly

WC14 Tickets

SAO PAULO, Nov 11 AP - Most tickets in the second phase of sales for the 2014 World Cup were sold in the first few hours after being made available on FIFA's website.

Nearly 230,000 tickets for 57 matches were put on sale, but FIFA's site showed Monday that tickets for fewer than 15 matches were still available about four hours after the sales began.

Almost 900,000 tickets were sold in the first phase through a random draw.

Tickets for the most popular games were not on sale in the second phase, including the opener, the final, the two semifinals and all of Brazil's group-stage matches.

Fans will be allowed to make purchases again after the World Cup draw in December determines where and when the 32 teams will play.

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