Ticket prices for 2018 FIFA World Cup announced

 Ticket prices for 2018 FIFA World Cup announced

FIFA has revealed the ticket prices for the 2018 World Cup, with the cost of the cheapest tickets available for foreign fans increasing more than 16% since 2014.

The most affordable tickets for group stage games will sell for $105 (£80), a $15 (£11) increase on the equivalent tickets in Brazil two years ago. The most expensive 'category one' tickets for the final retail at $1,100 (£841), up from $990 (£650) for the Rio de Janeiro showpiece two years ago – a rise of £191, or just over 11%.

Russian residents are being offered discounted rates, with their cheapest tickets on offer at 1,280 rubles (approx £15) for group matches, an increase on the equivalent prices for the 2014 tournament but roughly in line with prices South African fans paid in 2010, The Guardian reports.