World football’s governing body, FIFA, has disclosed that over 2 million Russia 2018 World Cup tickets have been allocated to football fans around the world and that ticket sales is still ongoing until July 15.
This was made known via a FIFA statement released on Thursday as it added that more than one million fans have attended matches at the ongoing tournament in Russia.
The statement which was revealed after Denmark’s 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st game at Russia, said: “To date, more than 2.6 million tickets have been allocated to football fans all around the world, with ticket sales ongoing until July 15.”
“On average, World Cup stadium occupancy is at 97 per cent and more than 70,000 tickets have been resold.” the statement read further.
Russia 2018 World Cup has been a success attendance-wise as the only obvious case of large empty seats was witnessed during Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Egypt in Yekaterinburg.
6,000 allocated tickets for the Group A clash were left unused and FIFA said it was as a result of “no shows” from constituent groups, including sponsors, member associations and supporters.