If you’re hoping to head to Russia to see your country in action this June and July, FIFA world cup tickets will be sold through FIFA.com’s website and sales kicked off since September 14, 2017.
FIFA revealed that tickets would go on sale in two phases, which are then divided into two stages and the world governing football body has also split up ticket prices for the World Cup into four different categories.
Categories One, two and three: will be available to fans across the world through the online ticket sales.
Category four: is reserved for Russian residents and will consist of at least 350,000 tickets to be sold to local fans.
Maybe because Russia is the hosting country, the category 4 tickets will cost less: For instance, if you compare the cheapest category-four ticket (priced at approximately £17) with the £80 for the cheapest from the other three categories, you’ll immediately get the point being made here.
According to Premium Times, the World football ruling body on Wednesday revealed that over 2.3 million World Cup tickets have been requested since the 2018 tournament draw commenced. Also, they said early in the month of December last year, up to 742,760 tickets were sold in the first sales stage which ended in late November.
So Can you buy your FIFA World Cup tickets from well, another place besides FIFA?
Sorry. A big NO NO.
Tickets will be available exclusively through FIFA.com. In short, if you buy tickets anywhere other than FIFA.com (Yahoo boys might just get interested in this business so beware), the possibility of buying fakes is very very high, or worse, you’d have traveled all the way to Russia unknowingly, smiles beaming and got all the way to the ticket collectors’ stand only to be flatly declined without a refund by FIFA.
Good news though, FIFA also offers special FIFA World Cup tickets for disabled people and there are four types of these tickets:
- “Wheelchair User” – for wheelchair users
- “Easy Access Standard” – for disabled people, people with limited mobility and people with other medical conditions;
- “Easy Access Amenity” – for people with guide dogs or people with a medical condition requiring assistance dogs, and people that need additional leg space due to limited mobility;
- “Obese Persons (easy access, extra-width seats)” – for people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) that is equal to or exceeds 35 kg/m2.
The number of tickets in these categories is limited, and seat location will be determined separately for each stadium and match.
Warning! We all know that with such allowances, people who think they are sharp will always try to exploit the system (think that time you tried to pass off as sick in NYSC camp to get a redeployment). Therefore FIFA isn’t stupid.
Customers who apply for and purchase these Special Access FIFA World Cup tickets are required to provide proof of eligibility documents as part of the Ticket Application process.
In other words, you have to have solid proof that what you’re claiming is wrong with you is what’s actually wrong with you. This can be a medical certificate or other proof that is commonly and widely accepted in the Ticket Applicant’s country of residence.
So if you’re willing to lay curses upon yourself simply because you just have to watch the FIFA World Cup live, please by all means, go ahead and forge something.
I on the other hand will be here in my house, watching it all unfold through Cable TV.