FIFA: 2014 World Cup tickets to go on sale in August
Employees work inside the National Stadium Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, Brazil on May 14, 2013. The stadium is being remodeled for the upcoming 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:05AM EDT
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Tickets for 2014 World Cup matches in Brazil will go on sale on Aug. 20.
FIFA says the first sales phase will begin when "football fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets via www.fifa.com."
Ticket prices are scheduled to be confirmed at a July 1 news conference, the day after the Confederations Cup final in Rio de Janeiro.
FIFA has previously said it expects around 3.3 million tickets to be available for the 64-match flagship tournament from June 12-July 13.
The first round of ticket sales should be allocated in a worldwide lottery.
Further tickets will be available after the 32-team lineup is confirmed in November.
The World Cup draw will be conducted on Dec. 6 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.