2010 tickets: fourth sale kicks off

9 February 2010

The fourth ticket sales phase for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ – one of the last chances for fans to attend the first football World Cup on African soil – kicks off on Tuesday, 9 February at 12.00 Central European Time.

This phase will run for 58 days, until 7 April. Tickets will be allocated on a “first come, first served, subject to availability” basis. Applications can be made via www.fifa.com/2010 or (for South African residents only) at FNB branches.

Tickets will be available during this phase for 53 of the 64 World Cup matches. Not available in this phase will be matches 5, 11, 37, 45, 54, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62 and 64, as well as the team-specific ticket series for England and Brazil.

The third ticketing sales phase for South Africa 2010 was concluded on Friday. A total of 1 206 865 tickets were requested by fans in 192 countries. Of these, 585 175 tickets were drawn successfully, and 413 072 (70.6 percent) of those were allocated to South African residents.

Outside the host country, the United States received the highest number of tickets drawn (35 262), followed by the United Kingdom (21 614), Mexico (11 893), Australia (11 804), Germany (9 692), Brazil (5 891), Canada (4 642), France (4 268) and Israel (3 677).

In Africa, Botswana remained the leading country behind the hosts, with a total of 1 587 tickets drawn, followed by Mozambique (1 142). Kenya completed the top three African countries with 785 tickets.

Source: Fifa.com