Ticket sales accelerate

world-cup_2010The first seven days of the fourth ticket sales phase for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa has seen a total of 117 589 tickets being sold to 119 countries, organisers of the tournament have told The Zimbabwean.

In a statement from Switzerland this morning, FIFA said 99 042 of those tickets have been sold to South African residents (corresponding to 84 percent). About 11 500 applications are still being processed. Apart from (hosts)South Africa , the countries with the most tickets sold in this phase are: USA 4 327, UK 1 964, Mexico 1 898, Australia 1 231 and Germany 1 193. Since last Tuesday, a total of 110 583 individual match tickets have been sold, as well as 7 006 team specific series tickets. More than 400 000 tickets were made available for the fourth ticketing sales phase, added FIFA.

This second-last sales phase, which will run until 7 April 2010, kicked off last Tuesday. Applications are dealt on a first come, first serve basis. As from today, football fans can now apply for tickets by phone by calling the Call Centre (open from 08:00 17:00 CET, 09:00 18:00 South African Time).

The contact details are 083 123 2010 for South African-based buyers and +41 44583 2010 for international customers.

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