Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Russian Federation 2018 World Cup ticket applications pass 2 million mark

Russian Federation 2018 World Cup ticket applications pass 2 million mark

Over two million ticket requests have been submitted from around the globe for matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the world's governing football body said in its statement on Friday.

United States shocking failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986, with Bruce Arena's men even missing out on a play-off place after they were beaten 2-1 by Trinidad and Tobago.

In anticipation for what is surely Peru's biggest match in nearly four decades, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is calling for a public sector holiday starting at 4PM on Tuesday, so that Peruvians can support their team.

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THE World Cup 2018 qualifying group stage is coming to an end but the play-offs are still to come. Teams from England, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Germany have already qualified, with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland still hoping to earn a place.

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The fourth, Honduras, will fight to go to Russian Federation with Australia from Asian qualifiers in play-off match. Meanwhile Chile (third), Colombia (fourth), Peru (fifth), Argentina (sixth) and Peru (seventh) will fight it out for the final two direct qualification spots, with the fifth-placed team place to play Oceania agents New Zealand within an intercontinental play-off so as to meet the requirements for the showpiece.

European champions Portugal had seemingly a much more challenging task awaiting them, hosting Group B leaders Switzerland - who had a 100 per cent record in the group going into the encounter - knowing that only a win would take them through.

The draw for the play-off takes place in Zurich on the 17th of October and we will have live coverage here at AS.

North, Latin America qualifier: Costa Rica were Fifth Round runners-up as Mexico came out Fifth Round winners.

New Zealand face Peru in a play-off for a qualification place and there's also another spot up for grabs between Australia and Honduras.

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