Football World Cup 2018 Tickets Information, Price, Sale
The 2018 Football World Cup is less than a year away and the clamour for its tickets has already reached fever-pitch. So the question now is how can you buy the Football World Cup 2018 tickets that will be played in Russia. Get all that information and more below.
The 2018 World Cup will be played in Russia from June 14 to July 15 in 2018, with the hosts featuring in the first game of the tournament at Luzhniki Stadium and the final to be played at the same stadium on July 15. The tournament will be played in 12 stadiums across 11 cities including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kalinigrad, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.
32 teams will be divided into eight groups of four each, and these will be involved in a round-robin league whereby each side will play three games apiece. The top two teams at the end of the group stage of the 2018 World Cup will make it to the second round of the competition.
Second round onward, the matches will be played on a knock-out basis with the winning team progressing to the next round and the losing side crashing out.
The Football World Cup tickets for 2018 are expected to be released by the FIFA at the end of the Confederations Cup that ends in July.
Where to Buy Football World Cup Tickets?
These 2018 World Cup tickets will be available at Fifa.com/tickets with football fans been allowed to buy individual match tickets, team-specific tickets and venue-specific ticket series as well based on where you are during your time in Russia.
The tickets for the first match of the tournament which will involve hosts Russia will cost a minimum of USD 220 for a Category 3 ticket while the Category 1 and 2 tickets will be for USD 550 and 390 respectively.
For the remaining group games, this cost range becomes cheaper, with costs ranging from USD 105 to 210.
The cost of these tickets becomes progressively higher from the beginning of the knock-out stage with the final pegged at a minimum of USD 455 and a maximum of USD 1100.
Russian football fans can purchase tickets under the Category 4 as can be seen in the infographic below.
The World Cup 2018 Ticket Sale Process
The good news for football fans is that these World Cup tickets will not be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. All fans who want to apply for these tickets will need to register at the official FIFA website and select from between the available options and within the specified date.
At the end of that time frame, a lottery draw will decide which fans end up getting the tickets in case there’s an over-subscription of any kind.
Once these football tickets are released, we will have more information here. What we can also tell you is that if you aren’t able to get your tickets on the above website for starters, FIFA will re-release some of the tickets at a later stage, so please don’t lose hope.
There is a final option too if you really are desperate and cannot give the competition a miss at any cost – you can buy them from Viagogo.com, which is a secondary sale website for tickets of all kind including the 2018 World Cup.