World Cup ticket orders break two million mark

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24 February 2005, FRANKFURT - Ticket orders for the 2006 World Cup have already exceeded the two-million mark and are still flowing in, the tournament's organising committee confirmed on Thursday. So far, fans from 176 countries have made a total of 319,874 applications requesting a total of 2,198,462 match tickets. European fans account for 96 percent of the applications with 85 percent coming from host country Germany. "Some matches are overbooked, the final in particular. But we still have tickets for m

24 February 2005

FRANKFURT - Ticket orders for the 2006 World Cup have already exceeded the two-million mark and are still flowing in, the tournament's organising committee confirmed on Thursday.

So far, fans from 176 countries have made a total of 319,874 applications requesting a total of 2,198,462 match tickets.

European fans account for 96 percent of the applications with 85 percent coming from host country Germany.

"Some matches are overbooked, the final in particular. But we still have tickets for many of the group matches so there's a good chance of success," said organising committee senior vice-president responsible for ticketing Horst R. Schmidt.

"We're delighted with the response, and just as delighted at the complete absence of technical problems."

There are 812,000 tickets on offer in the first sales period until 31 March 2005. The lucky recipients of World Cup tickets will be chosen in a match-by-match random ballot on 15 April 2005.

DPA

Subject: German news

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