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Ticket requests pour in for World Cup

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Soccer fans wasted no time applying for World Cup tickets on Wednesday. Within seven hours after sales began, FIFA announced that 1 million requests were received.

A random drawing in October will determine who gets the first wave of coveted tickets for next summer's World Cup in Brazil. Demand outpaced supply in the initial ticket offering for 12 of the 64 games.

Additional tickets will be made available in November and again in December. The matches start in June 2014.

"The respective ticket product is already heavily oversubscribed and therefore, at that point in time, the success of the application appears very unlikely," FIFA said. "There are vastly more ticket applicants seeking tickets than there are tickets presently available for the general public."

FIFA expects 3.3 million tickets to be sold for the tournament.

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