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Federation Internationale de Football Association confirms ticket requests drop for 2018 World Cup finals in Russia

Federation Internationale de Football Association confirms ticket requests drop for 2018 World Cup finals in Russia

"As soon as many teams have qualified (for the championship), new countries emerged as leaders in terms of ticket requests' process". "This is what we roughly expected, but the present-day tempo (of ticket requests) exceeded my personal expectations".

Around 150,000 tickets have been requested for the Opening Match and more than 300,000 for the Final. The ticket application window, which has been open since September 14, closes noon Moscow time on October 12.

All applicants will be notified of whether they have been successful or not by November 16.

All the talk before last night was about the possibility of Argentina not making the World Cup next summer.

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Now that Sanchez will not be in the World Cup, a shadow of doubt has been cast on Arsenal Football Club, the centre of discussion being the Chilean's performance now that he will not be in the tournament.

This is when the fans will be able to purchase 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets in real time on FIFA.com/tickets with immediate confirmation of successful application. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.

Instead, Chile will watch the 2018 Russia World Cup from home, and as key players hit the latter parts of their careers, it's unlikely that they will contend for a title in the near future. Teams from England, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Germany have already qualified, with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland still hoping to earn a place.

Following the Final Draw on December 1 Federation Internationale de Football Association will open up the second phase pf the ticket sales process.


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