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Almost 6 000 Ukrainians purchased tickets for 2018 World Cup in Russia, - FIFA

Almost 6 000 Ukrainians purchased tickets for 2018 World Cup in Russia, - FIFA

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About 6 thousand Ukrainians have purchased tickets for the matches of the World Cup 2018, which will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. This was reported in the press service of FIFA, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

"We can confirm that about 6 thousand tickets were distributed for Ukrainian fans to date," the FIFA reported.

In mid-May this number was 5.2 thousand tickets.

At the same time, FIFA does not specify from which regions of Ukraine tickets were purchased.

Process of selling tickets for the 2018 World Cup continues. It was launched in September 2017.

As of June 7, more than 2.4 million tickets for the championship matches were sold. Almost 872 thousand tickets were purchased by fans from Russia, 88.8 thousand from the USA, 72.5 thousand from Brazil, 65.2 thousand from Colombia, 62.5 thousand from Germany, 60.3 thousand from Mexico, 54,000 from Argentina, 43,600 from Peru, 40,200 from China, 36,300 from Australia, and 32,300 from England.

According to FIFA estimates, 54% of tickets for the 2018 World Cup matches in Russia were bought by foreigners.

We recall, the 2018 World Cup will be held in 11 cities of Russia from June 14 to July 15.

The Ukrainian Football Federation refused to accept the national quota for the purchase of tickets for the tournament and does not accredit Ukrainian journalists for its coverage. Minister of Youth and Sports Igor Zhdanov and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin urged Ukrainians not to attend the mundial, warning of threats to personal security.
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