World Cup 2014 tickets go on sale
FIFA is expecting ticket demand for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to rival Germany 2006 after they went on sale on Tuesday.
Fans are now able to apply for tickets via FIFA's official website, with approximately 3.3 million tickets available for next summer’s tournament.
Prices to attend range from £58 (US $90) for a first round match to £632 ($990) to view the final, which will take place at the Maracanã.
Meanwhile, Brazilian citizens over 60, local students and members of some social programs can purchase tickets for £15 ($23).
"It's always difficult to predict," said FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil. "But I truly believe that it will be more toward to what happened in Germany than in South Africa in 2010."
According to world football’s governing body, 3.3m fans attended the tournament in 2006, but first-phase ticket sales were much slower for the South Africa 2010.
All applications made before 10 October 2013 will enter a random selection draw if there are not enough tickets available to fulfil all requests.
The sales of the leftover tickets will begin on 5 November on a first-come, first-served basis. Another phase will begin on 8 December after the draw is made.
The tournament begins on 12 June, with hosts Brazil playing the opener in São Paulo.