More than 2.4 million tickets have been allocated for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with less than a week to go before Russia 2018 kicks off.

Ticket sales will go on until July 15 when the international football tournament final is played in Moscow, so final allocations could still fluctuate.

Since going on sale in September 2017, FIFA has sold 2,403,116 to football fans from around the world.

Most tickets have gone to fans from the host nation of Russia, who have notched 871,797 passes, with the next highest uptake coming from the USA with 88,825, despite the Americans not qualifying.

The rest of the top 10 countries included Brazil with 72,512, Colombia with 65,234, Germany with 62,541, Mexico with 60,302, Argentina with 54,031, Peru with 43,583, China with 40,251, Australia with 36,359 and England with 32,362. 

International demand for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia accounts for 54 per cent.

Eleven host cities will be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup. They are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums.