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Tickets for the 2014 World Cup final will range from 440 to 990 dollars

Saturday, July 20th 2013 - 22:24 UTC
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Maracana, the country’s largest and most state of the art stadium. Maracana, the country’s largest and most state of the art stadium.

FIFA has released the price list for tickets to the 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil. Fans have until 10 October to apply and a ballot will decide which of the applications are successful.

Ticket prices for international fans attending the football World Cup in Brazil will start at $90 (£59, 69 euros) for initial group matches. Football's governing body FIFA announced that the cheapest ticket for overseas fans for the final on 13 July was $440 (£288) and the most expensive $990 (£650).

The tournament starts on 12 June next year, with the first game being played in Sao Paulo. Tickets will go on sale from 20 August.

Fans have until 10 October to apply and a ballot will be held to decide which of these applications are successful. Only later will tickets be sold on a first come, first served basis. In total, about three million tickets will be available for fans.

World Cup ticket prices (overseas fans)

Matches Category 1 Category 2 Category 3
Opening Match $495 $330 $220
Group Matches $175 $135 $90
Round of 16 $220 $165 $110
Quarter Finals $330 $220 $165
Semi Finals $660 $440 $275
3rd / 4th Place Match $330 $220 $165
Final $990 $660 $440

For Brazilian nationals the cheapest tickets start at $15. These are only available for students, those aged over 60 and people on social welfare programmes. For other Brazilians tickets start at $30.

The lowest price paid for a ticket in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was $20, also for group stage matches in the special category set aside exclusively for residents.

The governing body had previously said that tickets in Brazil would be the “cheapest ever”. The FIFA ticket website will include a map of the ground that shows the location of different categories of tickets.

This meant there would be “no surprises” over where fans would end up sitting, said FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil, who is in charge of ticketing strategy. Supporters can request a maximum of four seats per match, and for a maximum of seven matches.

He said there would be a reselling system run by FIFA, if people were unable to attend games for which they had bought tickets. At least 400,000 tickets will be reserved exclusively for residents of Brazil, with about 50,000 for construction workers who were involved in building and upgrading the grounds for the tournament, for the tournament.

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  • Captain Poppy

    Such high prices.........but that includes body armor. Even better.....as RC said, the armor comes in national colors!!

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    What was that murder rate again? Brasilio, is this why your military is building up?

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 01:54 pm 0
  • Briton

    nearly a THOUSAND DOLLARS,

    i think i know what i can do with so much money,[ if a i had that much]

    and tickets will not be one of them...

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 06:31 pm 0
  • Baxter

    At first it looks expensive but the devil is in the details . It seems to be cheaper than South Africa - 20/ 15 . It is true different categories / groups but still not so expensive .

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 07:25 pm 0
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