December 11 - More than 1.1 million tickets were requested within the first 24 hours of the latest phase of online ticket sales opening for the FIFA World Cup to be held next year in Brazil, it has been revealed.
Unsurprisingly, 86 per cent of tickets were requested by fans from the host country, with high levels also coming from supporters from the United Stats with 38,000 and Argentina (30,659 as well as from Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
Lower numbers of sales have come from Europe at this stage, with around six thousand requests each coming from Germany, the UK and France.
Furthermore, 29,913 requests have been received to date for the participating member association (PMA) ticket category, sales of which also started on Sunday (December 8) but will remain open until February.
FIFA have said that a total of about 3.3 million tickets will be sold for the tournament.
About 900,000 tickets were sold in the first stage of ticket sales earlier this year, before another 230,000 tickets were sold in the second phase in just seven hours.
The latest phase is the first opportunity to request tickets since the draw for the World Cup group stage was made last week.
In the event that the number of requests received per product and category exceeds the number of tickets available, a lottery will be held to determine the successful applicants.
Football fans have until 12.00 (CET) on January 30 to apply for tickets, which are available here.
November 2013: Second phase tickets for Brazil 2014 World Cup sell out in seven hours
October 2013: Huge demand for 2014 World Cup tickets
August 2013: More than million requests for 2014 World Cup tickets on first day of sale
July 2013: First 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets to go on sale next month