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SBD Global/March 13, 2014/International Football
More Than Two-Thirds Of World Cup Matches Sold Out In Less Than Three Hours
Published March 13, 2014
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DEMAND DOWN UNDER: In Sydney, Matt Bungard wrote the fourth round of World Cup ticket sales has begun, "with tickets to Australia’s group matches being snapped up in minutes." As is often the case with high demand events, "many unfortunate fans were stuck in virtual queues for periods of over half an hour as all the most popular tickets were gone in a flash." All tickets for games involving hosts Brazil, Argentina, Spain or Germany, as well as all tickets for the two semi-finals and the final itself, "were sold out before your could say Franz Beckenbauer." Unfortunately for Socceroos fans, "this meant that tickets to a crunch meeting with Spain in Curitiba were among the first claimed by the public, and now, are going on eBay at extortionate costs." A$90 tickets to see coach Ange Postecoglou’s men "take on the reigning champions are being sold for roughly" A$700 per ticket (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 3/13).