From 20 February to 31 March, FIFA.com is selling the first group of tickets to attend World Cup 2010 in South Africa. There are 10 venues, and 64 games in total. Regardless of when you apply in this time frame, you will have an equal chance to obtain the tickets.
"The start of the ticket sales kicks off the chance for fans from all over the world to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a FIFA World Cup match in South Africa. We have strived to give everyone a fair and equal chance to access a ticket, so that that all people around the world have a possibility to enjoy the wonderful celebration that we will have next year," added Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa.Source: FIFA.Com
Ticket Prices for Matches 2 through 48 (until the elimination round)
You can purchase up to 4 tickets for each match. Fans outside of South Africa will need a passport to apply for tickets. You must pay by a credit/bank card. FIFA prefers VISA.
Here are some prices in US dollars and South Africa rands.
Category 1: US $160
Category 2: US $120
Category 3: US $80
Wheelchair: US $20
Category 1: ZAR 1120
Category 2: ZAR 800
Category 3: ZAR 560
Category 4: ZAR 140
Wheelchair: ZAR 140
"Seats in category 1 are generally located alongside the pitch.
Seats in category 2 are generally located adjacent to category 1, in the corners.
Seats in category 3 are generally located adjacent to category 2 behind the goals or in the corners.
Seats in category 4 are generally located behind the goals, and are only available to residents of South Africa."
For ticket prices at other games, please click here.
Direct Link to FIFA Ticket Application Page
To apply for tickets, please click here.
Update: 23 February 2009
According to FIFA.com, the initial response has been overwhelming:
"Over 300,000 online ticket applications were received within 48 hours of tickets going on sale."