Tickets for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia have gone back on sale today (Tuesday) for the second phase of sales.
This period of ticketing will run until January 31, with the first phase notching more than 740,000 passes for the international football event.
The resumption of sales comes after the final draw, which took place on Friday at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, revealed the groups of the 32 participants.
There will be two sales periods in which fans will be able to apply for tickets on the Fifa website. First will be a random draw with supporters being able to apply for individual match tickets except the opening and final match.
The second round will take place between March 13 and April 3, in which football fans can purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Supporters will receive instant confirmation of a successful application during this round.
Fans of participating nations can also request supporter tickets for any team’s three group matches, and will be able to purchase conditional supporter tickets (CSTs) for each of the four knockout-phase matches that could potentially be played by a team, should they qualify. Participating member associations are allocated eight per cent of the purchasable capacity of each stadium in which they are playing.
Russian fans accounted for 47 per cent of the 742,760 tickets sold in the two periods of sales phase one.
Demand from international applications increased steadily, with the US, Brazil, Germany, China, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, Australia and England all ranking in the top 10.
The 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 cities across Russia.
Eleven host cities will be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.