Brazil World Cup will have ‘cheapest ever tickets’


According to football’s governing body, Fifa, the tickets for next year’s World Cup in Brazil will be the “cheapest ever.”

Fifa Secretary-General, Jerome Valcke said 70% of the matches would cost less than in previous events, with ticket prices being announced on 19th July.

Fifa President Sepp Blatter said that the Confederations Cup was a success despite the demonstrations that saw millions take to the streets of Brazil in protest.

“I am happy we come to a conclusion now with a sporting result and the impression that the social unrest is now resting – I don’t know how long for,” he told reporters in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

The head of Fifa also admitted there had been fears that Brazil would not be ready for the World Cup in 2014.

Some of the building work at a few stadiums were only completed just in time for the Confederations Cup and there were doubts about how the country’s infra-structure would cope with a large-scale event.

“When we started the competition there was some uncertainty what would happen,” Mr Blatter said.

Fifa officials avoided commenting on security issues, instead saying these were a matter for the government to deal with.


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