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Nearly five million world cup tickets out the door: Dutch withdraw en masse to Russia, despite the absence of Orange

In total there are by fans from all over the world 4.905.169 tickets requested for the world cup of next summer in Russia (14 June – 15 July), so made the Wereldvoetbalbond FIFA known after the woensdagvoormiddag closed sell phase.

These third-sell phase was launched on 5 december, just after the draw in the Russian capital, and ran until today/Wednesday, 10 am Belgian time. Because for some matches, the supply exceeded, there will be a drawing of lots will take place to the tickets. At the latest, mid-march to know the supporters if they requested tickets, but also will actually obtain.

The majority of the ticketaanvragen came from Russia (2.503.957), followed by Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Spain, Peru, Colombia, United States and the Netherlands. In total were there by our neighbors 71.096 ticketaanvragen submitted. A striking figure, because the Netherlands could not qualify for Russia and the interest is in contrast with our country, where there is no rush for tickets was.

Belgian fans

In mid-January it was apparent from the figures of the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association) that when 1.464 Belgian supporters a ticket had requested for one of the three group matches of the Red Devils. 215 Belgian fans had registered for a ticket for the final, on July 15, in the Luzhnikistadion in the capital Moscow. Final figures of the belgian football association are Wednesday expected.

In this sell phase were fans of the Red Devils seats to reserve in the Belgian subjects. These tickets are reserved for the members of Fan club 1895. If demand exceeds supply, the most loyal members on the basis of the collected points shall take precedence. The final award of the tickets occurs only after the 31st of January. If there are cards in the Belgian subjects, which can not subsequently be claimed by the Belgians. The remaining seats are added to the neutral zones.

Unless the tickets are all sold out, be in a fourth sell phase (13 march – 3 april) on the basis of ‘first come, first served’-principle, the remaining tickets in the neutral subjects offered. An ultimate opportunity to get to supporters during a ‘last minute sale’ which will run until the final.

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