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MOSCOW, September 12. /TASS/. From September 14, 2017, football fans will be able to submit their ticket applications for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the press service of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said on Monday.
First stage of sales phase 1 starts on September 14 and finishes on October 12, 2017. "In cases where the number of tickets applied for exceeds the available inventory, tickets will be allocated by a random selection draw process," FIFA said in a media release.
"All successful, partially successful and unsuccessful applicants will be duly notified of the outcome of their applications by 16 November 2017," the press service said. Sales phase 1 will continue from November 16 to 28, during which tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, it said.
Sales phase 2 will start following the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on December 2017. Like the first stage, it will include a random selection draw period between December 5 and January 31, 2018, and a first-come, first-served period from March 13 to April 3, 2018.
Tickets will be delivered to fans free of charge in the weeks leading up to the tournament, but deliveries will start no early than in April-May 2018, it said.
Eleven host cities will be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 above-mentioned cities across Russia.