700,000 fans disappointed after World Cup draw

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22 April 2005, FRANKFURT - The local organising committee of the 2006 World Cup in Germany on Friday started informing football fans worldwide whether their applications for tickets have been successful.

22 April 2005

FRANKFURT - The local organising committee of the 2006 World Cup in Germany on Friday started informing football fans worldwide whether their applications for tickets have been successful.

For some 700,000 fans though, the news was not good as they would have received a letter stating "unfortunately, you have not been allocated any tickets for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany".

Organisers said that they had received 900,000 applications from 195 countries for 8.7 million tickets.

208,455 fans from all over the world were drawn in the lottery that was conducted on 15 April for the 812,000 tickets on offer in the first phase.

Of the tickets handed out in the first phase, 652,521 were sold as individual tickets, while the others are team-specific.

The organisers started informing fans via e-mail on Friday and a spokesman for the committee said that they had been satisfied with the way things had gone. "Everything went off without a hitch and is now completed."

DPA

Subject: German news

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