The U.S. men's soccer national team plays Ghana, Germany and Portugal in the World Cup's group games in Brazil. (Facebook/U.S. Soccer)
FIFA has announced it has allocated 125,465 tickets for the United States, making it the highest number of allocated tickets among visiting nations at the 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil this summer.
A total of 2.3 million tickets have been assigned to visiting nations through all sales channels. Rounding up the top 10 highest ticket allocations are Colombia (60,231), Germany (55,666), Argentina (53,809), England (51,222), Australia (40,446), France (34,971), Chile (32,189) and Mexico (30,238).
U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati stated that interest has increased every four years, and that large numbers of tickets had already been purchased for the games in Brazil.
“There were more ticket requests than available tickets for all three of our first round matches by a large margin, and we are once again expecting incredible fan support for the team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” said Gulati.
Remaining tickets that have not been reserved or pre-ordered will be available to the public through FIFA.com starting March 12.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12-July 13 across 12 different venues in Brazil.
The U.S. Men’s National Team was drawn into Group G and will open the tournament on June 16 against Ghana (6 p.m. ET kickoff) in Natal. They then face Portugal on June 22 (6 p.m. ET) in Manaus and Germany on June 26 (12 p.m. ET) in Recife.