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FIFA Unveils Price Range Of $15-990 For '14 World Cup Tickets

FIFA on Friday announced that '14 World Cup ticket prices will range from "as little as $15" to $990 for the final game, with sales to begin Aug. 20. The price announcement was "delayed from last month" due to a wave of protests. Tournament organizers, "after coming under pressure from government, have included half-price tickets for Brazilian citizens over 60" and discounted $15 for "Brazilians with low income" (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 7/19).

Meanwhile, U.S. Soccer on Friday announced it will offer a $2,950 VIP Experience package for each of the U.S. Men's National Team's final two World Cup qualifiers. U.S. Soccer also has begun accepting applications from the general public for tickets to the Sept. 10 qualifier against Mexico at Crew Stadium. Once the application process ends Monday at 11:59pm ET, U.S. Soccer will hold a random draw. The organization is working with the MLS Crew to determine if additional seats can be added for the match (THE DAILY).
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