England fans snap up tickets for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

England fans snap up tickets for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

According to the latest ticket sales figures released by FIFA, a total of 53,387 England fans will be making their way to Brazil this summer to celebrate the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Following two main ticket sales phases, and the opening of a final sales phase on April 15th, which saw 126,837 tickets requested from fans around the world within the first four hours of opening, FIFA have now released the latest ticket sales figures across all countries for the upcoming tournament.

The European country with the largest number of acquired tickets at this point in the final ticket sales phase is Germany, with 53,583 allocated for fans heading to the tournament.

The number of tickets received by England fans comes in just below this with a total of 53,387, while France have received a total of 31,608, Switzerland took 17,298, and Holland received 14,741.

In turn, Spain received 12,985; Russia bought 10,003; Israel have received 9,937 and Italy have received the least tickets with a total of 9,539.

Details of procedures and dates for all ticket sales stages are outlined below:

Held from June 12th to July 13th, the tournament will consist of 64 matches, with a total of 32 participating teams playing across 12 host cities including Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Porto Alegre, Manaus, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, where the final will be held.

The 53,387 England fans currently holding tickets to the tournament will begin their World Cup journey in the host city of Manaus, where England play their opening match against Italy, followed by Sao Paulo, where they will play Uruguay and Belo Horizonte where they take on Costa Rica.