SAO PAULO (AP) — Tickets for nearly two thirds of the World Cup matches have been sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase.
Five hours after sales opened on FIFA's website on Tuesday, there were tickets available to only 20 of the 64 matches.
The match with the most tickets still available was Bosnia-Iran in the northeastern city of Salvador. Only a few second-round matches remain on sale.
FIFA put nearly 200,000 tickets on sale in the final phase on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Ten matches were not available, including the Brazil-Croatia opener and the final at the Maracana.
FIFA said more than 2.5 million tickets have been allocated, including through FIFA's hospitality programs. The general public has purchased about 1.5 million.