54,000 Tickets Sold for S. Korea, Iran Clash at World Cup Qualifier

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - South Korea's football governing body said Tuesday more than 50,000 tickets have been sold for the national team's World Cup qualifier against Iran.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said some 54,000 tickets were sold for Thursday’s match.

South Korea will host Iran at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul. This is the second-fastest pace for a national team match since October 2013, when 58,000 tickets were sold two days before South Korea's clash against Brazil in a friendly match. The South Korea-Brazil match eventually drew more than 65,000.

Tickets for this World Cup qualifying match began on Aug. 10. The KFA previously said it aimed to draw more than 60,000 fans to the 66,704-capacity Seoul World Cup Stadium, so that South Korean players can feed off the energy from fans.

Both teams are in Group A in the final Asian qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Yonhap reported.

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