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FIFA: over 160,000 WCup tickets still unsold

FIFA: over 160,000 WCup tickets still unsold

FIFA says over 160,000 World Cup tickets are still unsold with the tournament kickoff just two weeks away.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke revealed the current ticketing status at a ceremony marking the handover of Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium to World Cup organizers on Thursday.
None of the 64 games are sold out after FIFA released an extra 90,000 tickets _ which were not wanted by its various sponsors and affiliates.
Valcke said "all is nearly perfect" when asked about final World Cup preparations but the high-end category one tickets, which range from $160 to $900, appear to be causing problems.
More than 75,000 category one tickets, unaffordable for the majority of South Africans, are still available.


Updated : 2020-12-03 00:23 GMT+08:00