Nigerians To Pay N70,000 To Watch Final Of 2014 World Cup In Brazil




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loving Nigerians who wish  to watch the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil live should be ready to cough out as much as between N70,000 ($440 USD) and N156,000 ($990 USD), the World Soccer Governing Body, FIFA has revealed.

 

However, to watch the initial group matches is as cheap as N14,000 ($90 USD) per match. Meanwhile, tickets are expected to go on sale from August 20, 2012 ahead of the world fiesta starting on June 12, 2014.

Ticket prices for international fans attending the World Cup in Brazil will start at $90 (£59, 69 euros) for initial group matches.

’s governing body Fifa announced that the cheapest ticket for overseas fans for the final on 13 July was $440 (£288) and the most expensive $990 (£650).

Fans have until 10 October to apply and a ballot will be held to decide which of these applications are successful.

Only later will tickets be sold on a first come, first served basis.

In total about three million tickets will be available for fans.

World Cup ticket prices (overseas fans)

Matches

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Source: Fifa.

Opening Match

$495

$330

$220

Group Matches

$175

$135

$90

Round of 16

$220

$165

$110

Quarter Finals

$330

$220

$165

Semi Finals

$660

$440

$275

3rd / 4th Place Match

$330

$220

$165

Final

$990

$660

$440

 

‘No surprises’

For Brazilian nationals the cheapest tickets start at $15. These are only available for students, those aged over 60 and people on social welfare programmes. For other Brazilians tickets start at $30.

The lowest price paid for a ticket in the 2010 World Cup in was $20, also for group stage matches in the special category set aside exclusively for residents.

The governing body had previously said that tickets in Brazil would be the “cheapest ever”.

The Fifa ticket website will include a map of the ground that shows the location of different categories of tickets.

This meant there would be “no surprises” over where fans would end up sitting, said Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil, who is in charge of ticketing strategy.

Supporters can request a maximum of four seats per match, and for a maximum of seven matches.

He said there would be a reselling system run by Fifa, if people were unable to attend games for which they had bought tickets.

At least 400,000 tickets will be reserved exclusively for residents of Brazil, with about 50,000 for construction workers who were involved in building and upgrading the grounds for the tournament.

 

BBC

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