FIFA Application results to be released
By Mikhaila Crowie
17 April 2009
FIFA has started informing hundreds of thousands of football fans as of yesterday that they got tickets to see matches at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Fans from 205 countries had requested a total of more than 1 million- 800 tickets in the first sales phase and the holders of 555 871 tickets were successful during this week’s computerised lottery, performed in England.
South Africans have been granted the bulk of the tickets.
A total of 245 948 hundred tickets, will be sent to South African residents.
More than 69 000 tickets will go to the United States and almost 40 thousand to England.
FIFA says the World Cup final was the most popular match while England was the most in-demand national team to go and watch.
The second sales phase begins next month.