Fans request over 1.1M FIFA World Cup tickets in 24 hours

FIFA said Monday that football fans applied for more than 1.1 million tickets for the World Cup in Brazil in the first 24 hours after the latest sales phase opened.

2nd sales phase opens with overwhelming interest

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque holds the World Cup trophy on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Costa do Sauipe Resort last week in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

FIFA said Monday that football fans applied for more than 1.1 million tickets for the World Cup in Brazil in the first 24 hours after the latest sales phase opened.

The new sales window, which opened Sunday, is the first to be held after the tournament draw and schedule were announced last week. It will remain open until Jan. 30.

If demand surpasses the number of entrances available for certain matches, a random selection draw will be held for fans who have requested tickets.

About 900,000 tickets were sold in the first stage of ticket sales earlier this year. Another 230,000 tickets were sold in the second phase in just seven hours.

Football's governing body said a total of about 3.3 million tickets will be sold for the tournament.

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