FIFA receive over 2.3m World Cup ticket requests
FIFA received over 2.3 million World Cup ticket requests from more than 400,000 fans during the first 24 hours of online sales.
The governing body for world football had predicted that ticket demand would rival Germany 2006 when they went on sale this week.
"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."
And that looks to be the case as they have already received more than 372,000 requests for the opening match in São Paulo, and more than 344,000 for the final at the Maracanã.
Brazilians continue at the top of the list, followed by Argentinians, Americans, Chileans and Colombians.
There are approximately 3.3 million tickets available for next summer’s tournament, and all applications made before October 10 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.