FIFA has confirmed that it will not reserve an allocation of tickets for tour operators, and will not conduct an Official Tour Operator Programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Fans will be free to make their own transportation and accommodation arrangements either though their selected tour operator or independently, but must secure their own match tickets directly through FIFA.com.
With this in mind, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee are warning football fans to be wary and vigilant of any unauthorised ticket offers and promotions.
A host of companies are misleading people into thinking that they are able to offer authentic tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite the fact that no individual tickets (other than as part of hospitality packages) are currently available.
Please note that only FIFA’s exclusive official hospitality rights holder, MATCH Hospitality, is authorised to sell ticket-inclusive hospitality packages (for information follow the ‘Hospitality’ link on the right), and only FIFA’s commercial affiliates are authorised to conduct any ticketing promotions.
For a full list of companies authorised to conduct prize competitions and other promotional activities in which fans have the chance to receive a ticket, please check the “Marketing-Affiliates” link on the right.
FIFA is aware of the unprecedented expectation for the sale of tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
However, football fans should note that individual tickets are not scheduled to go on sale until after the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.
Those wishing to purchase individual tickets should visit FIFA.com regularly for updates, follow @FIFAcom on twitter or register for the FIFA.com Club to receive the latest news on ticket sales.