If you are planning to head to Russia to attend the FIFA World Cup 2018, which is going to begin on the 14th of June 2018, NepSort’s guide has everything that you should know how to buy tickets, where to buy tickets, ticket sales date, how to see if you can get the tickets or not, and finally how many tickets will cost.
This guide is prepared solely with the intention of general guidelines and procedures to buy Tickets for FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia; tickets can be purchased only from the official site of Fifa.com.
How to Buy Tickets for FIFA World Cup 2018?
FIFA has divided the sales of tickets into three phases for the fair and transparent sales of FIFA World Cup 2018 tickets.
Phase 1 Sale of Ticket:
The first phase of ticket sales for FIFA World Cup 2018 has been sales from 14th September 2017.
Further, the first phase is also divided into two sales periods.
The first phase of phase 1 starts from the 14th of September 2017 to the 12th of October 2017. This ticketing is based on a random selection draw basis.
The second phase of phase 1 starts from the 16th of November 2017 to the 28th of November 2017. This ticketing is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
In phase 1, you can buy tickets based on the date and venue for which teams playing will be determined later or based on specific teams for which date and venue will be determined later.
Phase 2 Sale of Ticket:
Phase 2 sale of tickets will be available after the group stage draw set occurs on Friday, 1st of December in Moscow.
Like the Phase 1 sales procedure, FIFA announced the phase 2 sale of tickets similarly, further divided into two sales periods.
The first phase of phase 2 will be opened from the 5th of December 2017 to 31st January 2018. This ticketing is based on a random selection draw basis.
If the demand for tickets does not exceed the available inventory for the given match or mentioned category of tickets, the second phase of phase 2 will occur.
The second phase of phase 2 starts from 13th March 2018 to 3rd April 2018 based on a first-come, first-served.
Phase 3 Sale of Ticket:
This will be the last-minute sales phase of tickets and will be available from 18th April 2018 to the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018. These remaining ticket last-minute sales will be available online and over the counter at the designated FIFA venue ticketing centers.
Types of Tickets for FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia:
There are four different types of tickets, individual match tickets, venue-specific tickets, team-specific tickets and support tickets, and conditional support tickets.
Individual Match Tickets:
If you are willing to buy a specific match ticket, individual match tickets will be available for Match No. 1 to Match No. 61, which is the grand finale of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. These tickets are available in all above-mentioned phase 1, phase 2, and phase 3 sales periods.
Venue Specific Ticket Series:
If you are willing to buy the tickets for a specific venue, this ticket category will best fit you. In venue-specific tickets, you can purchase the tickets for group matches except for the opening match, a round of 16, as well as a 3rd place match. Note that you cannot buy the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final tickets from this ticket category.
These tickets are available in phase 1, may be offered in phase 2 and phase 3 sales periods.
Team Specific Ticket Series:
The team-specific tickets series will allow you to follow the matches by your choice of national teams. There are two sorts of team-specific ticket series, one in three games in the group stages and another one in all seven matches, including group stage, round 16, quarter-final, semi-final, and final.
If you buy seven matches team-specific ticket series, your selected national team is eliminated; your tickets will remain valid for such round or rounds dependent on the team-specific ticket series of your choice in further rounds.
These category tickets are available only in the phase 1 sales period of tickets.
Supporter Tickets & Conditional Supporter Tickets:
Supporter tickets are available for the group stage match played by any national teams from Match 1 to Match 48.
Conditional supporter tickets are available on a conditional basis if your selected national teams are selected for the round 16, quarter-final, semi-final, and final match.
If your selected national team cannot make space for the further round, your conditional supporter tickets will be refunded for the remaining match. Note that $10.00 as a handling charge will be deducted in the equivalent refund.
These tickets will be available in the Phase 2 random selection process only.
Where to buy tickets for FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia?
FIFA World Cup 2018 tickets will be available through the Official Website for FIFA World Cup Ticketing 2018.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Ticket Price:
It is mentioned that category 4 is exclusively for residents of Russia only. However, categories 1, 2, and 3 are available to all customers all over the world.
These ticket prices apply to both adults and children regardless of the age of the child.
Required For Identification:
All the fans attending the FIFA World Cup 2018 matches in Russia will need to apply for a FAN ID. It is a free and official identity document that is required by Russian authorities.
Additionally, FAN ID will benefit you for visa-free entry to the Russian Federation and free use of public transport on match days.