England football fans accounted for just 0.4 per cent of Fifa World Cup ticket requests in the first 24 hours of the second sales phase.

More than a million ticket requests were made when sales resumed for the 2018 Fifa World Cup on Tuesday.

Of the total applications made, just 5,702 were requested from England supporters, according to figures revealed by the Sky Sports news website.

England currently ranks 15th for global requests, but the Football Association (FA) are reportedly relaxed by the figures.

World football’s governing body described “another wave of worldwide interest” as around 1.3 million requests were made in the first 24 hours of the second sales phase.

More than 740,000 tickets were sold and allocated in the two periods of sales phase one which ended in late November.

Fifa said that most applications have come from Russia and accounts for 66 per cent. Fans from Argentina, Peru, Mexico, USA, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Egypt, China and Poland, but not England or Germany, all currently rank in top 10.

England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Group G on June 18 before facing Panama six days later, with Belgium the final group-stage opposition on June 28.

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.