Cuiaba, Manaus best chance for FIFA World Cup tickets

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 04:50 hrs

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Fans seeking an advantage in their pursuit of the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup tickets have been advised to apply for matches in the cities of Cuiaba and Manaus.

According to local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, six of the tournament's 64 fixtures have had only moderate demand, each of them at Arena Pantanal (Cuiaba) and Arena Amazonia (Manaus), reports Xinhua.

"For that reason, they are the matches in which interested fans have greater chances of getting tickets during the first ticketing phase," the newspaper said.

Almost one million tickets will be available during the first stage of sales which closes Oct 10.

Successful applicants will be drawn from a lottery. Leftover tickets will be available on a first-come first-serve basis Nov 5 before another round of ticket sales begins in December, following the World Cup draw.

Manaus and Cuiaba will host four matches each during the June 12 to July 13 showpiece tournament.

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