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'70 per cent of tickets for Confed Cup already sold'

IANS  |  Moscow 

Around 70 per cent of the tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament have already been sold, Director General of the Russia-2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) Alexei Sorokin told reporters.

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will take place in from June 17 to July 2. Group A will feature hosts Russia, as well as New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico. Group B will include Germany, Chile, Australia and Cameroon. Matches will be played in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan, reports Tass news agency.

"There are some tickets available, but no more than 30 per cent," he said on Tuesday. "This is normal for a Confederations Cup tournament, as we do not know yet who will enter the semi-finals and final, and who will play the third-place match," he added.

"As far as the Confederations Cup is concerned, tickets are never sold out. In our case, tickets for matches involving Team are in the highest demand."

Apart from tickets, fans will have to receive the so-called FAN-IDs, identification cards provided for free. Every fan should obtain such a card after purchasing the tickets.

FAN-IDs will give foreign nationals an opportunity to enter without a visa ten days before the first match of the Confederations Cup and leave the country ten days after the last match.



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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 16:56 IST