Huge demand for World Cup tickets as sales end

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1 April 2005, FRANKFURT - The organising committee was due to release final figures later on Friday for the first stage of ticket sales for the 2006 World Cup in Germany which ended at midnight on Thursday.

1 April 2005

FRANKFURT - The organising committee was due to release final figures later on Friday for the first stage of ticket sales for the 2006 World Cup in Germany which ended at midnight on Thursday.

By Wednesday, more than 5.4 million applications had been made via the internet on www.fifaworldcup.com for a contingent of 812,000 tickets.

A ticket lottery will be held from 15 April to determine the lucky winners.

But the majority came from Germany itself and had been made for the opening match with Juergen Klinsmann's team on 9 June 2006, in Munich, the other two German group games and the 9 July 2006, final in Berlin.

The German group matches are the only ones known so far for the 64-match tournament in 12 German cities. The 32-team draw takes place on 10 December in Leipzig.

Four further rounds of ticket sales take place later this year and next year.

A total 2.93 million tickets are available for the tournament, but not all are on sale via the internet as sponsors, members of the ruling body FIFA and the participating teams also have certain quotas.

DPA

Subject: German news

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