FIFA raises ticket prices for 2018 World Cup

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MOSCOW (AP) FIFA has revealed the ticket prices for the 2018 World Cup, with the cost of the cheapest tickets for foreign fans up more than 16 percent since 2014.

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The most affordable tickets for group stage games will sell for $105, a $15 increase on the equivalent tickets in Brazil two years ago.

The most expensive “category one” tickets for the final retail at $1,100.

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Russian residents get sharply discounted rates, with their cheapest tickets on offer at 1,280 rubles ($20), an increase on equivalent prices for 2014 but roughly in line with prices for South African fans in 2010.

FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura says in a statement that “we wanted to make sure that we priced tickets fairly to make the events accessible to as many people as possible.”