Within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales, football fans throughout the world snatched up tickets with nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches sold out within a few hours.
The least popular match, with more available tickets, was Bosnia-Iran in the northeast city of Salvador. Only a few second-round matches remain on sale.
FIFA put nearly 200,000 tickets on sale in the final phase on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ten matches were not available, including the Brazil-Croatia opener and the final at Maracana Stadium.
About 1.5 million tickets have been bought, said FIFA.