Tickets available for only 7 World Cup matches

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 28, 2014 at 11:40 am •  Published: March 28, 2014
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Tickets remain for only seven of the 64 World Cup matches, with the Greece-Ivory Coast game the least popular one so far.

With less than five days before the latest sales period closes, more than 2.5 million tickets have been sold for soccer's premier event. FIFA says the World Cup in Brazil is the most successful tournament in terms of ticket requests.

Most matches sold out quickly after tickets became available March 12. Fans have until Tuesday to purchase tickets. The next sales phase opens April 15.

The Greece-Ivory Coast game is in the northeastern city of Fortaleza. Nigeria-Bosnia and Russia-South Korea, both in the wetlands city of Cuiaba, also have tickets available.

Tickets are also available for Uruguay-Costa Rica in Fortaleza, South Korea-Algeria in the southern city of Porto Alegre, Honduras-Switzerland in the jungle city of Manaus and Bosnia-Iran in the northeastern city of Salvador.

FIFA doesn't release specific numbers of tickets for each game, but the matchup between Greece and Ivory Coast on June 24 was the only one with "high availability" in three of the four sales categories.

Honduras-Switzerland was the closest to being sold out, with FIFA saying there was "low availability" only in the most expensive category.