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FIFA ticket sales reflect that Indians are mad about football

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 June 2018, 17:48 IST

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.

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.

Also Read:When India qualified but withdraw from FIFA World Cup

First published: 13 June 2018, 16:07 IST