Over 22,500 tickets sold for Russia-Turkey football friendly

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Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Over 22,500 tickets have already been sold for a friendly football match between the national teams of Russia and Turkey on June 4 here, only 10 days ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a Russian Football Union (RFU) official said on Friday.

The friendly match between Russia and Turkey is slated for June 5 as part of the Russian team’s preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup and will be played at the 30,000-seat capacity VEB Arena in the Russian capital of Moscow, reports Tass news agency.

“We have already sold about 22,500 tickets and expecting this figure to reach 25,000-26,000,” RFU Commercial Director Vladimir Karpovich said.

“The tickets are distributed both via football clubs and football schools as we try to involve as much people as possible caring about football.”

Karpovich added: “The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced earlier that it organises the arrival of 200 Turkish fans (for the friendly match).”



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