Russia 2018: Buying World Cup tickets
The 21st World Cup takes place in Russia this summer from Thursday 14th June to Sunday 15th July 2018. Fans from across the world are beginning to plan their trip to the biggest sporting spectacle on the planet. The first and last matches will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in south-west Moscow, with fans eager to secure their tickets early to avoid missing out with World Cup tickets available for all sixty-four matches online at Football Ticket Pad.
Buying tickets for this summer’s 2018 World Cup from primary platforms are far from straightforward, with four sales phases, four categories of tickets and four price categories. The official sale process is extremely competitive and long-winded which is why secondary football ticketing platforms are becoming more popular when buying the most in demand tickets. Hence why Football Ticket Pad is becoming a regular first point of contact for football fans across the world when buying their match tickets and hospitality packages.
All fans attending matches at the World Cup will also need to apply for a FAN ID, a free official identity document required by the Russian authorities. The FAN ID includes benefits such as visa-free entry to the Russian Federation, as well as free use of public transport on matchdays.
The World Cup is a spectacle which every football fan wishes to attend and with Football Ticket Pad it is a safe, simple and secure process which is in place to make your dreams of watching live World Cup football come true. Our five-star Trust Pilot rating makes us one of the most popular platforms for buying football tickets with match seats available for all sixty-four matches in Russia.
Fifa’s Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura, says: “Throughout history, fans have made a key contribution to the fascination of the Fifa World Cup. Russia promises to be a unique continuation of this history, with outstanding organisation and a great atmosphere in the stadiums.”
FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia will unite 190 ethnicities that populate Russia and about 2,000 nationalities from around the world in eleven host cities from Moscow to Kazan, Saint-Petersburg to Rostov and many more! Keep an eye online for when the draw takes place in December, our tickets will soon follow for each and every game.
Buying tickets through the official FIFA online portal offers no guarantee and is extremely popular all over the globe. People who want to apply for the official ticket release must register to do so on Fifa’s official website and then go through an online application process. A random draw will then take place to decide successful applicants, the entry deadline for which is 11am on 12 October. There will then be a first come, first served sale between 16-18 November before a second sales phase opens on 5 December – four days after the World Cup draw has taken place in Moscow. Again, a random draw will take place, followed by a first come, first served sale lasting between 13 March and 3 April 2018.
Finally, if there any tickets remaining, they will be sold in a last-minute sales phase, which will be on a first come, first served basis, between 18 April and 15 July 2018. There are no guarantees and it is very much luck of the draw because when you select the venue of your matches you are picking them on the slim hope that the team you want to watch may be playing there.
However, with Football Ticket Pad will be able to list a range of tickets for the matches you want to see right up to the date of the fixture with no trouble. Once you have selected the match tickets of your choice, customers are guided through our secure online payment gateway filling out their details, delivery options and payment methods.
Price categories vary for each match depending on availability and general ticket demand. The cheaper tickets can be found in the Group stage matches with prices gradually increasing as the tournament progresses to the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place play-off, and World Cup Final with Category 1 tickets the most expensive and Category 4 the cheapest.
Russia’s government are determined for the tournament to pass by smoothly, and if the lack of trouble during Liverpool and Manchester United’s recent Champions League matches in Moscow is anything to go by, sufficient security and stewarding measures will be taken to ensure spectators can attend matches during the tournament safely and comfortably. The lifting of visa restrictions will also make the process of entering the country much easier, and cheaper, than normal, allowing fans to freely pass and travel through Russia.
To be on the safe side, customers making the trip to Russia next summer are advised to travel in groups and/or travel with tour organisers who have an intimate knowledge of the country.
Football Ticket Pad is merely a platform for buying and selling football tickets using a trusted selection of ticket sellers and suppliers operating a 100% guarantee on all purchases. Buy your 2018 Russia World Cup tickets today and experience the unique once in a lifetime opportunity that presents itself when buying World Cup tickets.