Football's world ruling body FIFA and the 2006 World Cup organizing committee have agreed to set up an internet ticket portal for fans desperate to get their hands on match tickets.
In total 2.93 million tickets are on sale for the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, running from June 9 to July 9, and the OK have decided to set up an official site for fans wanting to trade or buy tickets.
"99.9 percent of ticket holders will want to be at the game themselves but we are keeping our promise to give other fans a chance," explained OK vice-president Horst R. Schmidt.
The ticket portal will open on February 1 2006 and offers supporters the chance to buy tickets for the 64 World Cup matches.
Black market tickets have already surfaced on online auction site ebay, who refuse to prevent fans from trading, with prices for the knockout stages hiked up by thousands of euros.