CAF Champions League - Semi-Final - Al Ahly vs Etoile du Sahel - Borg El Arab Stadium, Borg El Arab, Egypt - October 22, 2017 Al Ahly fans before the match REUTERS
CAIRO – 18 November 2017: Egypt`s World Cup tickets ran out just 15 minutes after the second stage of Phase 1 was opened on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. (Cairo local time).
FIFA had announced previously this month that the second stage of the first phase to reserve World Cup tickets – on a first-come first-serve basis – would open on Thursday, November 16 and end on November 28 after the first stage; a random selection draw ended on October 12.
While tickets reserved for Egypt – which is among the biggest football countries in the world, have run out so quickly – there is still a chance to reserve tickets for other countries like Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Denmark, South Korea, Senegal and Nigeria.
There will still be another phase, which will take place after the World Cup draw on December 1. The next phase will open on December 5 at 11:00 a.m. (CLT).
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Russia will host the 2018 World Cup, which witnesses the return of the Egyptian national team after an absence of 28 years.