FIFA ticket sales reflect that Indians are mad about football
FIFA World Cup starts from tomorrow in Russia and Indian fans have proved that although team India hasn't made it to the tournament, yet they are the biggest fan of the sporting event. India ranks third in the highest number of tickets purchased for the match that is from June 14.
54 percent of the ticket were allocated for the Indian fans and according to the FIFA spokesperson, Indian fans have purchased 17,895 tickets.
After the host country Russia buying the maximum number of tickets 872,578, America ranks first in foreign countries with 86,710 tickets, then China with 39,884 tickets and at the third place in India with 17,895 tickets.
Sunil has proved in time and only got better in time. His records speaks for itself. It’s only evident that Indian youth teams are strong and would love to see them in FIFA world cup soon!— Prithiv Chandar (@Prithivchandar) June 13, 2018
Thank you @chetrisunil11 for making us Proud...You've restored our faith in Indian football. You've made us believe that maybe some day..We wouldn't have to support any other nation in the FIFA World Cup..You've won 1.2 hearts.#sunilchhetri pic.twitter.com/MIaqYvUhpm— TRISHNA DAS KUMAR (@TDasKumar) June 11, 2018
Cricket is worshipped in India and for years it has overshadowed the sport, however, after FIFA World Cup junior was organised in India it gained a lot of fan base. Currently, India is at 97th position in the FIFA rankings.
Although team India hasn't qualified for the World Cup, a lot of fans would go to watch Live matches in Russia.