Huge Demand for Tickets as Fifa Confirms GoalControl for 2014 World Cup.

Fifa will hold random draw to allocate 2014 World Cup tickets after six million applications were made.

A total of 6,164, 682 requests, almost double the total available tickets, came in from 203 countries, with more than 70% from the host nation Brazil.

Tickets not allocated will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, starting from November 5.

Fans will be allowed to purchase their tickets again on December 8, after which the 2014 Brazil World Cup draw must have been conducted, with the opening match slated for June 12, 2014 in Sao Paolo.

The final will be at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July.

2014 Brazil World Cup.
2014 Brazil World Cup.

Organisers expect a total of nearly 3.3 million tickets to be available, but only one million were offered in the first phase.

In August, one million requests were made in the first seven hours after ticket sales opened, and another one million requests were made in the past week.

Brazil (4.4m), United States (374,065m) and the United Kingdom (96,780m) have headlined the most applications made so far.

Each applicant could request for up to four tickets per match for a maximum of seven of the 64 matches.

The ticket sales for about 800,000 fans which attended the Confederations Cup in Brazil this year have already surpassed those of the tournaments in South Africa in 2009 and Germany in 2005.

GoalControl for World Cup.

Fifa has confirmed that German-based manufacturer GoalControl will be the official provider of goal-line technology for the 2014 World Cup.

The GoalControl- 4D system, which confirms whether a goal has been scored using 14 high-speed cameras around the pitch, won a tender in April to provide the technology for the World Cup in Brazil providing it passed evaluation at the Confederations Cup.

Federation of International Football Association Confirms GoalControl System for 2014 World Cup Goal-Line Technology.
Federation of International Football Association Confirms GoalControl System for 2014 World Cup Goal-Line Technology.

The world football governing body, on Wednesday, confirmed it will be used subject to final installation test in each stadium.

Prior to each game, match officials will carry out additional tests.

The system works by notifying the referee within one second by a vibration and visual signal on a watch.

Fifa revealed that the GoalControl-4D system indicated all 68 goals at the Confederations Cup as correct.

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