4.5M ticket requests for 2014

October 3, 2013
SAO PAULO -- FIFA has received applications for more than 4.5 million tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a week before the first phase of sales ends.

FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil hailed the high demand for the first World Cup in Brazil since 1950.

"This impressive total so far underlines the extraordinary level of interest," Weil said.

Brazilians made 77 percent of the requests for about 3.4 million tickets. Argentines applied for 223,686 tickets and ...

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