FIFA raises ticket prices for 2018 World Cup

5 July 2016 | 15:44

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 5 July 2016 | 15:44

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura (C), Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko (L) and CEO of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia local organising committee (LOC) Alexei Sorokin attend a news conference after a meeting of the management board of Russia 2018 LOC in Moscow, Russia, July 5, 2016. (Reuters Photo)

MOSCOW: FIFA has revealed the ticket prices for the 2018 World Cup, with the cost of the cheapest tickets for foreign fans up more than 16 percent since 2014.

The most affordable tickets for group stage games will sell for $105, a $15 increase on the equivalent tickets in Brazil two years ago.

The most expensive "category one" tickets for the final retail at $1,100.

Russian residents get sharply discounted rates, with their cheapest tickets on offer at 1,280 rubles ($20), an increase on equivalent prices for 2014 but roughly in line with prices for South African fans in 2010.

FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura says in a statement that "we wanted to make sure that we priced tickets fairly to make the events accessible to as many people as possible."

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