Watching: Cheapest seats for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will start at US$90 each. Fans will pay a minimum of US$90 for tickets to see World Cup matches in Brazil next year, $10 more than in 2010 in South Africa. Announcing ticket prices on Friday, FIFA said $15 seats will be available to Brazilian students, people over 60 and members of social programs. In 2010, South African residents had to pay $20. Host nation residents will have access to at least 400,000 discounted tickets from the publicly available total of about 3 million. However, international fans must pay from $440 to $990, in three category bands, to see the July 13 final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. FIFA said prices start at $220 for the opening match in Sao Paulo on June 12. Top category seats will cost $495. At the other 47 group-stage matches, seats costs $90 in the cheapest Category 3 band. Category 1 tickets will cost $175. The CEO of the 2014 World Cup Organising Committee Ricardo Trade also answered questions on the progress of the stadiums in Brazil which are still being worked on ahead of the tournament which starts next year.
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