CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Soccer fans have begun applying for 1 million tickets to 2010 World Cup matches after Friday's draw.
The latest online sales phase opened Saturday, now that the 32 teams know where and when they play first-round matches in South Africa.
Fans must apply by Jan. 22. Twelve percent of the tickets are distributed by national associations taking part. Tickets to oversubscribed matches are allocated by lottery.
The most popular likely will be the June 12 clash between the United States and England — the two foreign countries that bought the most tickets in earlier rounds of sales.
South African fans pay $19 for the cheapest seats at group matches. International prices start at $80.
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