One million ticket applications for 2006 World Cup

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3 February 2005, FRANKFURT - The one-million mark in ticket applications for the 2006 football World Cup was reached on Thursday, the third day of the first sales period, the organising committee for the tournament in Germany announced. "The run is immense and very positive. Most of fans want to see the final but the applications cover all 64 games," said organising committee vice-president Wolfgang Niersbach. A first contingent of 812,000 tickets for the 9 June 9 July 2006, World Cup in 12 German cities w

3 February 2005

FRANKFURT - The one-million mark in ticket applications for the 2006 football World Cup was reached on Thursday, the third day of the first sales period, the organising committee for the tournament in Germany announced.

"The run is immense and very positive. Most of fans want to see the final but the applications cover all 64 games," said organising committee vice-president Wolfgang Niersbach.

A first contingent of 812,000 tickets for the 9 June 9 July 2006, World Cup in 12 German cities went on sale worldwide on Tuesday via the official website www.FIFAworldcup.com.

Niersbach reiterated that there is no rush because the tickets will be distributed by lot among all applicants. The first of five sales periods runs until 31 March, the ballot is set for 15 April.

German organisers and the ruling body FIFA expect 30 million applications in the first stage. A survey published by Stern magazine on Thursday said that one in 5 Germans, 15 million altogether, want to apply for tickets.

Of the 2.93 million tickets available, only around 1 million will be sold to the general public. But the teams which qualify will have additional contingents for their fans and World Cup sponsors also plan to provide fans with tickets via lotteries.

DPA

Subject: German news 

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