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USA is second largest buyer of FIFA World Cup tickets

USA is second largest buyer of FIFA World Cup tickets

Posted by Liliana Castaño on May 19, 2014

A total of 2,577,662 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ have already been allocated through all sales phases and channels to date (including the hospitality programme and other constituent groups). The

The second period of the second sales phase closed today with a total of 301,929 tickets allocated for the circa 345,000 tickets originally available, which went primarily to residents of Brazil, USA, Colombia, Australia, Argentina and England (in this order).

Across all general public sales phases, 1,591,435 tickets have been allocated to supporters: 65% to Brazilians and 35% to international fans. Brazil remains the country with the most tickets assigned (1,041,418 so far), followed by the USA (154,412 tickets), Australia (40,681), England (38,043) and Colombia (33,126).

261,988 tickets were sold at a discounted rate in all categories (to Bolsa Familia, elderly and students). Fans who are entitled to receive a discount must bring their proof of eligibility to the Ticketing Centre in order to pick up the tickets. For students, this  is the Brazilian National Student ID card, for Bolsa Familia beneficiaries this is the Bolsa Familia ID card, while the elderly must bring any document displaying their CPF and/or RG number. Disabled customers must bring a medical certificate that includes their doctor’s CRM as well as an ICD code, a parking pass for disabled people or people with limited mobility, a national “Passe Livre” or municipal transportation card for disabled people or a disability pension letter from the Ministry for Social Security and Welfare. All buyers must carry their ticket purchase confirmation and the photo ID/passport used for the purchase.

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