It will cost you over 100k to watch 2018 World Cup Final in Russia

By Petterson Gachugu: Thursday, September 14th 2017 at 15:20 GMT +3 | Football
World Cup Trophy/ Courtesy

It will cost you over 100k to watch 2018 World Cup Final in Russia

Tickets for the 2018 World Cup finals are now on sale – even though only eight teams have qualified.

Home nation fans can gamble on buying tickets in the first wave until October 12 – and if there is too much demand tickets will be allocated via a random draw. More tickets in the first phase will then be available from November 16-28.

According to the Mirror, there are three types of tickets: match specific, for stadiums or for teams.

The Luzhniki Stadium/Courtesy

The draw for the finals will be made on December 1 – and the second phase will begin on December 5 when fans will know exactly where their teams will be playing.

The tournament begins in Moscow on June 14.

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The eight teams to already sure of playing next summer are hosts Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Mexico and Belgium.

The Kazan Arena will host just over 45,000 fans/Courtesy

Individual tickets for matches start at £79(approx. Ksh.10841) up to £159(approx. Ksh.21820) (apart from the opening match where hosts Russia kick off the tournament)

Fans can buy Team Specific Tickets (TST) from three to seven matches. If your team does not qualify, your money is refunded (minus US$10 service fee) and you can keep using the ticket to watch games even if your team is knocked out.

The 47,659-capacity Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi/COURTESY

The cheapest TST3 ticket – to see all three of England's group games – is £263(approx. Ksh. 36,000) while the most expensive TST7 to see every match including the final is £2,574(approx. Ksh. 351872)

Spartak Moscow's Otkritie Arena is one of the venues/COURTESY

Tickets for the final on July 15 for non-Russians start at £343(approx. Ksh. 47071) up to £829(approx. Ksh. 113768)

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