The host nation of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia draws more Indian Football fans than ever. Although India has not qualified for the World Cup but the number of Indian fans are more than ever before. An analyst says that the enthusiasm of Indians is not surprising, as there are ample Football fans in the country. According to an estimate, fans from the country are buying more FIFA World Cup tickets than their English peers who are known the World over as the biggest Football fans.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Recorded More Than 4,500 Tickets by Indian Fans
394,433 tickets have been sold till now. Fans from the host nation showed maximum interest with 216,134 spectators. United States, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil are the top five overseas nations for the ticket purchase. Peru, China, Australia, and India are one of the top 10 countries for ticket purchase. 4,509 tickets have been purchased by the Indian fans which are more than all previous Football World Cups.
One of the successful buyers of the FIFA World Cup 2018 tickets, Rohit Saxena expressed his excitement stating
My son and I are very excited and looking forward to visiting Russia for the FIFA World Cup. We got a chance to purchase our tickets when the online purchasing window opened in March for a few days. Although there was an online queue the purchase process was fairly simple. A few hours later we were presented available match tickets. Out of those we quickly selected our preferred matches in Moscow. The best part of the process is the FanID — that’s given to everyone who has a ticket. With this FanID we do not need a visa to enter Russia, will get free transport on the metro and between cities in Russia.
The Football World Cup 2018 is set to begin from 14 June this year in Russia. Check the full schedule of the competition in Indian time here.