2.2 million tickets sold

world-cup_2010JOHANNESBURG - A total of 2.2 million World Cup tickets have been sold so far, organizers have announced.

The remaining 500 000 tickets will go on sale on April 15, 2010 during the last ticket sale phase, which includes over-the-counter sales at designated FIFA ticketing centres nationwide.

Out of the 2.2 million tickets sold so far, SA leads the way with 925 437 tickets, followed by the US with 118 945, UK (67 654), Germany (32 269), Australia (29 657) and Canada (16 001).

We want to give the world a picture of full stadiums, not a picture of empty seats and this phase is the most important stage during which we will work hard to get South Africans and international people to come to the stadiums, FIFA secretary-general, Jerome Valcke, told the media. Tickets will be available from 15 April over the counter at FIFA ticketing centres and from 19 April at Shoprite and Checkers sites nationwide.

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