Hoping to watch England make history? Great news – it’s not too late to buy World Cup tickets.
The tournament is about to enter its final week with favourites France going head-to-head with Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
England’s semi-final takes place in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday night, the same venue as Sunday’s World Cup final.
The third place play-off is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in St Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium.
We’re now in the ‘last-minute’ sales phase, which will remain open until the end of the tournament.
Over 2.5million tickets have been allocated to football fans worldwide since the start of sales.
Most of those have gone to Russian fans, followed by supporters of the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, China, Australia and England – the top 10 countries.
But what exactly do you need to do to secure tickets?
Here’s all the key information…
How can I buy World Cup 2018 tickets?
First, you need to set up a ticketing account at the FIFA website.
Once you have an account, you can apply for tickets.
Fans can buy tickets for all matches, subject to availability, in real time and on a first-come, first-served basis.
A traffic light system gives an indication about availability.
High demand is expected, so get in there quick.
FIFA have also opened Venue Ticketing Centres (FVTC) in all host cities, allowing fans to buy tickets over the counter, again, subject to availability.
How much do tickets cost?
The price of tickets varies.
Individual tickets for the remaining matches will set you back at least £215 (apart from the third place play-off which is considerably cheaper).
Tickets for the final on July 15 for non-Russians cost between £343 and £829.
|Match||Category 1||Category 2||Category 3||Russian Residents|
|3/4 place play-off||£279||£192||£132||£50|
*Converted from USD to GBP.
**Converted from RuB to GBP.
For more information on prices, go to the FIFA website.
Can I transfer or resell tickets?
Yes. FIFA have set up a special ticket transfer and resale platform, allowing ticket holders to change guests and resell their tickets in accordance with the set policies.
Will I have to show ID at matches?
Russian authorities have requested that all fans attending World Cup 2018 matches apply for a FAN ID – the official identity document issued to supporters.
You should apply for a FAN ID as soon as you receive ticket confirmation by email.
A FAN ID and a valid ticket are required for fans to be able to enter the stadiums.
It will also provide benefits including visa-free entry to the Russian Federation, certain free inter-host city travel and free use of public transport on matchdays.
For more information go to the FAN ID website.