February 21, 2014
NO. 1 AT THE WORLD CUP
U.S. fans snap up most tickets
The United States has the highest number of allocated tickets among visiting countries for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. A total of 125,465 tickets were distributed to the USA according to FIFA, which released the ticket allocation numbers on Friday.
Through all sales channels, a total of 2.3 million tickets have been assigned to the nations attending the World Cup. After Brazil, which was allocated 906,433 tickets as the host country, and the USA, the top-10 ticket allocations include Colombia (60,231), Germany (55,666), Argentina (53,809), England (51,222), Australia (40,446), France (34,971), Chile (32,189) and Mexico (30,238).
"We have seen the interest in the World Cup increase every four years and are excited to see the large number of tickets purchased for the games in Brazil," said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. "There were more ticket requests than available tickets for all three of our first round matches by a large margin, and we are once again expecting incredible fan support for the team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup."
U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members that applied for tickets to the specific U.S. matches against Ghana, Portugal and Germany will find out soon if they were selected in the lottery.
The remaining tickets (approximately 160,000) will be available to the public through FIFA.com in the next window of the sales phase on March 12.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12-July 13 across 12 different venues in Brazil. The U.S. Men's National Team was drawn into Group G and will open the tournament on June 16 against Ghana (6 p.m. ET kickoff) in Natal. The USA then faces Portugal on June 22 (6 p.m. ET) in Manaus and Germany on June 26 (12 p.m. ET) in Recife.