Tickets for the World Cup went on sale on Thursday, September 14 onFIFA.com/tickets. According to FIFA, fans will not only be able to buy individual tickets but also ticket packages for multiple matches involving a specific team or host city.
Tickets went on sale inA�two phases, which were each divided into two stages. The first stage ofA�phase onebegan on September 14 and ended on October 12. During this stage, it did not make a difference what day applications were submitted; they all had the same chance of success, with notification to be delivered by November 16.
The second stage of phase one beganA�on November 16 and concludedA�on November 28. During this period, tickets were allocated to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Phase twoA�beganA�after the draw for the World Cup, with a random-selection approach – like in the first stage of phase one – applied for the first period between December 5 to January 31.
The second stage of phase two begins on March 13 and ends on April 3, with tickets being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
There will also be a last-minute sales phase, which will run from April 18 to July 15 – the day of the World Cup final.
How much do World Cup tickets cost?
The individual tickets are split up into four categories and the prices for each category – converted to British pounds from U.S. dollars – are shown below. Tickets from category four are only available to Russian residents, and have been converted from rubles.
Most tickets will be sold in advance online, but ‘last-minute’ tickets for games that have not already sold out will also be available to buy during the tournament at sales centres in Russia.