World Cup Russia 2018: How and where to buy tickets to next summer's tournament

World Cup 2018 tickets are in such high demand that according to FIFA, more than 500,000 tickets have been requested by fans through the governing soccer body's official website.

Russians have topped the list for most requests, followed by Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, China, USA, Colombia, Germany and English. 50,000 tickets have been requested for the final, while 40,000 have been requested for the opener, which will feature the Russian national team. 

It remains to be seen if this World Cup will break attendance records, but the highest average attendance for a cup per match is 68,991, from the 1994 World Cup in the United States, which also holds highest overall attendance at 3.75 million.

If you are interested in requesting tickets through the ticket lottery, here's where you need to go.

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