Tickets for key football World Cup matches sold out

May 29th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Johannesburg, May 29 (Xinhua) The second phase of ticket sales for the opening match, semi-finals and the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup have been sold out.
The South African Press Association reported that the second phase saw the sale of 105,322 tickets.

“Due to a high demand for certain team specific ticket series, these tickets are no longer available for the following countries: England, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Ireland and Netherlands,” the world football body FIFA said in a statement.

“It is no longer possible within the current sales phase to purchase match tickets for games taking place in Cape Town, Nelspruit and Tshwane/Pretoria.”

Individual match tickets for the opening match, the two semi-finals, and the final were also unavailable in this phase.

However, team specific series tickets, which allow supporters to follow the team of their choice, were available for the opening match, semi-final and the final.

If their team is eliminated, the team specific ticket allows the buyer to follow the team that progresses into the next round of the competition.

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