Fifa predicts full World Cup stadiums in South Africa
Fifa predicts '95% full' stadia at World Cup
Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke has cast aside concerns over empty seats at the World Cup by claiming that stadiums will be at least 95% full.
Over-the-counter sales in South Africa started on 14 April and more than 200,000 tickets have been bought.
"We are working on a number of additional programmes," said Valcke, who added that none of the 300,000 unsold tickets would be given away.
Valcke expects 360,000 foreign visitors in South Africa during the tournament.
The secretary-general, speaking at a press briefing in Switzerland, admitted that "we have to work on our ticketing" after disappointing initial sales ahead of the first African World Cup, which starts on 11 June.
Organisers have admitted the initial reliance on internet sales was not the most "friendly" system for local fans.
Demand from visiting fans has been lower than originally anticipated, with a significant number of tickets being returned, including those from corporate sponsors.
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