Soccer fans in Australia will get a chance to buy tickets to the 2019 FIFA World Cup after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it was working with clubs to provide access to fans.
The announcement came after ACCC chief executive Chris Richardson said that the country’s leading sporting venues were looking at ways to boost ticket sales in the coming weeks.
“We’ve got some major sports, we’ve got cricket and football, we’re seeing a lot of rugby league and we’re working with other sports to see what opportunities there are to get more people to go out to these events,” he told ABC radio.
“I think that’s a really exciting time for the sport in Australia.”
The announcement comes just days after FIFA and its top global governing body agreed to expand the 2018 World Cup to a third year.
The FIFA World Soccer Cup will be played from June 2-19 in Japan and South Korea.