Peru World Cup Match Sees Record-Breaking Ticket Sales
As Peru and New Zealand look to square off in the upcoming playoff to determine who will go to the World Cup in Russia, fans have responded with unbounded enthusiasm. Tickets for the much-anticipated match went on sale last week, and within one hour more than 20,000 tickets had been sold for the event.
“We knew there was a great demand for this match and that has been shown today by New Zealand audiences,” said Andy Martin, president of New Zealand´s soccer association.
Four years ago New Zealand played a playoff with Mexico, but only 14,500 tickets were sold for the event. This is most due to passionate Peruvian fans looking to cheer their team on in the Kiwi capital but is also due to New Zealand fans being excited about the prospect of facing off against a team ranked in the top ten according to FIFA.