Tickets For June's Confederations Cup In Brazil Nearly 70% Sold Out
FIFA said that almost 70% of available tickets for June's Confederations Cup in Brazil "have already been sold out," according to XINHUA. Of the 792,000 tickets made available so far, 546,000 "have already been purchased for the June 15-30 event." FIFA said interest from fans was "unprecedented" compared to previous Confederations Cup tournaments. The most sought-after match so far has been Mexico's June 16 clash with Italy in Rio de Janeiro. FIFA said 60,717 tickets "had been sold for the duel, which will be the first competitive fixture at the revamped Maracana stadium." The tournament opener between Brazil and Japan in capital Brasilia on June 15 "is second on the most popular list with 58,620 tickets already bought" (XINHUA, 4/4).