Do not buy FIFA World Cup tickets from second-hand sites like Viagogo, WorldTicketShop, Stubhub etc.

Are you really looking forward to the FIFA World Cup, and want to do anything to be present at one or more matches? Have you considered buying a second-hand ticket from Viagogo, Worldticketshop, StubHub, or some similar site? Think again, and skip it!

If you buy tickets for the FIFA World Cup from FIFA directly, you will not only get your ticket, but also a Fan-ID. This is utterly important because the Fan-ID will serve as your Visa to Russia for the entire time of the FIFA World Cup. But, it is not only your Visa, it is also your “add-on” which needs to be shown together with your ticket to enter the stadium for the actual matches. And this is why it is so risky to buy tickets for the FIFA World Cup from second-hand sellers.

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We have an affiliate relationship with Worldticketshop and Viagogo, but before recommending those we wanted to check out if it actually works. And that is when we stumbled upon lots and lots of questions and warning related to buying World Cup tickets from second-hand sites.

It should also be mentioned FIFA have legal agreements against Viagogo, making this the worst of the worst when it comes to ticket sale for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

There are stories of people who have used ticket sites like StubHub, Viagogo, and Worldticketshop and succeeded in getting their hands on both tickets and Fan-ID, but it is a risky sport to do, especially since you need to order flight tickets and hotel in addition. Since you often have to wait for tickets, it is very risky if your FIFA World Cup tickets will be canceled or maybe not arrive on time, because then your entire stay in Russia is at risk!


Buy a FIFA World Cup ticket and forget about your Visa request

If you want to visit Russia during the FIFA World Cup, you will need to get a tourist Visa. That can be difficult to get, and it will cost you money. But, why not buy a ticket for a FIFA World Cup match instead, and you will automatically get the right to visit the country (without a Visa).

At the moment you buy a ticket for one of the FIFA World Cup matches you will get a so-called you’ll get an exclusive Fan-ID. This is delivered to you from FIFA, and this Fan-ID will serve as your Visa to Russia for the time of the FIFA World Cup. That’s neat, isn’t it?

FIFA World Cup tickets

If you want to visit Russia during the World Cup, simply buy your ticket, order your airplane ticket, and book your hotel at, and you are ready to go. The ticket prices for the different matches vary, but the prices normally move between 100-250 USD, but you might be lucky and find even cheaper tickets as well.

Are you out there looking for tickets for the matches on the Internet already? We totally get that. But, what if you do not have the time, nor the money to visit Russia and watch the matches live during the FIFA World Cup? You can still have a wonderful time watching all the matches from home.

Would you like to see a full schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2018? Or do you want to know how to stream all the FIFA World Cup matches online? Click the links and find the information you need.