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Tickets for 2018 World Cup

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Tickets for 2018 World Cup

Hi all,

I have never been to a FIFA championship or any other major event, so have no idea how does the ticketing system work? I know for the Olympics its a lottery, what about 2018 football in Russia? Would like to take my dad..

How far in advance do they start selling tickets, what are the average prices, where best to buy?

Thank you for any kind of info!

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1. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

Hi.

The match schedule for Russia has been published, but tickets are unlikely to go on sale until sometime in 2017. No info on prices yet, but if you google 2014 prices you should get some indications, although Russai may not have cheap cat 4 tickets?

Yes, it usually works on a lottery system unless you want expensive hospitality tickets.

Best thing to do is just keep an eye on the FIFA website.

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2. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

Thank you, very helpful!

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3. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

usually theres a lottery that opens up 1 year before the world cup starts , then a fcfs round ..first come first serve...then another lottery , and so on ....indications may vary widley on tkt prices ...eg the uefa 2016 opening game this time, for a cat1 tkt was more than double what it was in Poland .

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4. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

Spookily, FIFA have now announced the ticket prices for 2018.

fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/n…

fifa.com/worldcup/…2811127

The first $1000 plus normal WC tickets!

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Thank you, great.. may i just be really dumb and ask what do categories mean ?

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6. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

The categories are linked to where the seats are in the stadium.

Simplistically speaking the cheap seats cat 4 and 3 are behind the goals, the higher more expensive ones cat 2 and 1 along the touchlines.

Heres the 2014 example, but there will be one for 2018 eventually.

fifa.com/mm/…ticketcategories_neutral.pdf

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7. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

Thanks so much :) Very helpful indeed

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8. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

1) Tickets will go on sale in September-October of 2017. There will be lottery and also might be pre-sale for VISA cardholders. If you want buy tickets to the game of the specific team (besides Russia), you will only be able to do it after the draw in December of 2017. You can find better explanation here: russianblogger.me/2018-world-cup-tickets-inf…

2) Cheapest tickets for the games on group stage will cost $105 (Category 3, which is in the corner behind the goal).

3) Don't buy tickets anywhere besides here: www.fifa.com/tickets

Hope it helps,

Daniil.

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9. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

Thank you Daniil, makes much more sense. Spasibo :)

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10. Re: Tickets for 2018 World Cup

I highly recommend forking out the extra money to get the category 1.

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