#ASEDEYHOT – CONFEDERATIONS CUP TICKETS UNSOLD AS RUSSIAN BROADCASTERS RELUCTANT TO JOIN THE PARTY
With 71 days left until the kick-off of the 2017 Confederations Cup, less than a third of the event’s tickets have been sold. The domestic TV rights for the tournament and the World Cup finals also remain problematic.
On Wednesday FIFA concluded the first-come, first-served sales phase for the Confederations Cup and disclosed that just 211,745 tickets have been sold for the tournament in June. In total, 695,000 tickets are available for the general public.
The majority of ticket requests have come from the host country, according to FIFA. Chilean fans have expressed a particular requesting more than 7,111 tickets so far. Ticket sales will restart on April 19 when the ‘Last Minute Sales’ phase kicks off via FIFA’s official website.
With Russians fans not purchasing tickets en masse, they may well miss out all together on the tournament. The domestic TV rights for the World Cup warm-up event haven’t been sold yet, the result of a larger stand-off between the governing body and Russian broadcasters over the broadcast rights for the 2018 World Cup.