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World Cup 2023: record sales, 350,000 tickets were sold in less than 5 hours

The second ticket sale for the Mondial in France was again a huge success, despite a few bugs. Next sales in the fall.

An exceptional enthusiasm for the second World Cup organized in France, in 2023, after that of 2007. Tickets are being snapped up like hot cakes. The opening of the ticket office to the general public on Tuesday at 6 p.m. was again a great success. “France 2023” announced on Wednesday that the 350,000 or so on sale found buyers in less than 5 hours, with a peak of 4,000 tickets sold per minute. “These 350,000 tickets sold in record time confirm the worldwide interest in this World Cup, welcomed Claude Atcher, the general manager of the organizing committee. We have met the expectations of French and international supporters, both in terms of the products offered and the prices charged. ”

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Faced with such an influx of requests, the servers of “France 2023” were nevertheless overheated. As with the first sale in mid-March. On social networks, many buyers have complained about delays and bugs in the waiting list, rejections when accessing the packs to be placed at the end of the queue. The demand was so high that an hour after opening, some team packs were no longer available. That of the XV of France obviously, but also those of England, Japan or New Zealand.

Unofficial tickets will be canceled

“There are only South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Scotland, Fiji, Ireland, Italy and Wales packs left,” the organization warned. To try to acquire precious sesames for the World Cup in France, we will now have to wait until the fall. Even more in demand, the first places for the final stages of the competition will be on sale.

However, be careful not to buy tickets outside the official circuits. “France 2023” insists: all tickets offered by unofficial sales sites will be canceled. An official secure resale platform will be opened in the first quarter of 2022. Official travel agencies – offering tickets for matches – have also been set up.


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