FIFA to release tickets of disappointed fans
"Tickets for the quarter-finals will be, as of noon today, released," FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot said at a media briefing on Wednesday.
There are 500 tickets available for the Brazil-Netherlands match at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth; 1,200 for the Uruguay-Ghana match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg; and 300 tickets available for Argentina-Germany match at Greenpoint stadium in Cape Town.
Maingot said FIFA would release more information regarding the Paraguay-Spain match at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
The football governing body also said almost 4 million fans had watched games at fan fests, with about 1.7 million going to sites in South Africa and about 2.2 million to its six international venues.