HOW TO BUY TICKETS TO THE 2018 WORLD CUP IN RUSSIA

HOW CAN I BUY WORLD CUP TICKETS?


World Cup 2018

World Cup tickets will be sold through FIFA.com’s ticketing service and sales began on September 14, 2017.

FIFA revealed that tickets would go on sale in two phases, which are then divided into two stages.

The first stage of phase one ran from September 14 to October 12. During this stage, all applicants had the same chance of getting tickets through a random selection draw, with notification to made by November 16.

At this point, of course, fans will be applying to certain matches and venues without knowing which teams will be playing.

The second stage of phase one begins on November 16 and concludes on November 28. During this period, a first-come, first-serve policy applies for the remaining allocation of tickets being sold in this window.

Phase two will be split up the same way, but fans will know at this point which teams they are applying to see.

A random selection draw begins on December 5, soon after the World Cup draw is made, and runs until January 31.

The second stage of phase two is open from March 13 and ends on April 3, with tickets, once again, being allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There will also be a last-minute sales phase, which will run from April 18 to July 15 – the day of the World Cup final.


HOW MUCH DO WORLD CUP TICKETS COST?


World Cup ticket prices

FIFA has split up ticket prices for the World Cup into four different categories.

Categories one, two and three will be available to fans across the world through the online ticket sales.

Category four is reserved for Russian residents and will consist of at least 350,000 tickets to be sold to local fans.

These tickets will cost less: for comparison, the cheapest category-four ticket is priced at approximately £17, compared to £80 for the cheapest from the other three categories.

Ticket prices in U.S. dollars (and Russian rubles for category four) are displayed in the graphic above. The table below shows the price conversion from U.S. dollars to British pounds as of November 2017.

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