Around 3.3 million tickets have gone on sale for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, with organisers expecting demand to be much closer to that which was experienced in Germany in 2006 rather than at the South Africa competition in 2010.

In Germany in 2006 around 3.3 million tickets were sold with around seven applicants for each one. In South Africa, though, demand was much lower with around 2 million tickets sold.

“It’s always difficult to predict,” said Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil. “But I truly believe that it will be more toward what happened in Germany than in South Africa.” 

Ticket prices range from £58 for group stage matches to £633 for the upper end of the tickets for the final.

The application process for tickets has an initial window open until October 10 with these applications going into a random draw, a second window of first-come, first-served basis opens on November 5 and then a final window will commence on December 8 once the draw for the tournament has been made.

Brazil, who won the Fifa Confederations Cup earlier this summer, will play in the first match in Sao Paulo on June 12.

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