Almost 1.2 million tickets were requested within 24 hours of the opening of the second sales phase for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Fifa, soccer's governing body, has announced.
Tickets for all 64 matches went on sale on Sunday, following Friday's draw for the finals when fans knew for the first time where and who their country will be playing in the opening group phase
Fans have until 12.00 (CET) on January 30 to apply for tickets on www.fifa.com/tickets. During this sales period, all fans have an equal chance to be successful, regardless of the date of the ticket request, as all requests will be amalgamated at the end of the phase and processed together.
A ballot will be held for oversubscribed matches.
Fifa announced that of the 1,179,363 ticket requests, 86 per cent came from Brazilians. Ticket requests from USA numbered 38,009, followed by Argentina (30,659), Chile (23,014), Colombia (12,103), Mexico (11,580), Australia (8,064), Germany (6,556), England (6,469) and France (6,006).
A record 889,305 tickets, from 6.2 million requests, were allocated to fans from 188 countries in the random selection draw in the first phase of ticket sales for Brazil 2014 between August 19 and October 10.
More than 220,000 tickets went on sale on a first-come, first-served basis on November 11.
Meanwhile, Fifa and Brazilian government officials have insisted that that shocking scenes of violence at a domestic championship match on Sunday will not be repeated at the World Cup.
Three people were seriously injured when fans fought during the Atletico Paranaense versus Vasco da Gama match, which came just two days after the World Cup draw.
The game, the last of the season, was halted for 70 minutes while a helicopter landed on the pitch to transport an injured man to hospital.
There were no police inside the stadium because Atletico, as the home team, opted to use a private security firm.
The scenes were condemned by Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, while Andrei Rodrigues, special secretary of major events at the Justice Ministry, said: "We can assure you that the stadiums at the World Cup will have at least 200 camera feeds providing real-time video and what happened yesterday cannot happen at the World Cup."
Fifa said in a statement: "For the 2014 World Cup a very comprehensive security concept is in place in an integrated operation between private and public security authorities to ensure the safety for fans, players and any other stakeholder involved in the event.
"The concept has worked very well during the Fifa Confederations Cup and is built on models used at previous World Cups."
The 2014 World Cup will start on June 12 with the opening ceremony and the first match between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo and culminate with the final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.