FIFA make more than 42,000 extra Confederations Cup tickets available
FIFA have made more than 42,000 extra tickets available to the public for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer.
The extra tickets, which went on sale today, came from unpaid ticket orders and stakeholder groups who failed to take up their allocation after reservation.
Among the inventory are 3,166 coveted seats for the opening match in Brasilia on June 15, 1,601 for match number 9 between Italy and Brazil, as well as 4,843 for the cup final at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro on June 30.
Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director and in charge of ticket sales at FIFA, said: "For FIFA, it is most important to have full stadiums at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
"We want to ensure that all football fans get a chance to enjoy the experience to watch some of the best football teams in the world and to be able to say ‘I was there’.
"Therefore, we have given our contractual partners a tight deadline to return any tickets they do not want to buy so that we can make them available to the public. Moreover, all parties are asked to ensure that any unwanted tickets will be returned to us at least 72 hours before the respective match.
"We are extremely pleased with the take-up of tickets so far and are convinced that Brazilians will give all eight teams with an incredible reception with full stands in June."
Fans will be able to purchase these and extra tickets for all 16 matches via FIFA’s official website.