Having asked the question to FIFA we were also able to reallocate a number of tickets from the Football Community allocation. We were able to make an additional 200 Category 1, 20 Category 2 and 20 Category 3 tickets available to supporters for this match, so the final ticket allocation for this match was as follows:
Cat 1 - 300
Cat 2 - 350
Cat 3 - 1009
Members on a caps level higher than 44 who were unsuccessful with a Belgium ticket are advised to double check their confirmation email from FIFA before phoning or emailing The England Supporters Travel Club.
Members who applied via the correct ‘Supporter’ route will see the match labelled ‘England Group Match’ as follows:
England Group Match | - Match 45 – England v Belgium – Kaliningrad
Members who applied via ‘Individual Match Ticket’ or the ‘Venue Specific’ route will see the match labelled:
Match 45 – England v Belgium – Kaliningrad
If you applied for an England ticket via the incorrect route please be aware that this allocation process has not been managed by The FA. For more information, please visit our previous news story here.
We will of course continue to lobby FIFA for additional tickets to this fixture, and should we receive any further tickets we will provide an update to members via this website.
Our FAQ which contains all information regarding World Cup ticket applications and getting to Russia can be found here: https://englandsupporters.thefa.com/p/russia_2018
Extremely disappointing. Got 25 Caps, applied for Cat 2 ticket as per ESTC instruction's. Now it looks like I have been unsuccessful with my application and that other members with far less caps or new joiners to the club have got a ticket. What a joke.
How fans can only be allocated 1,659 tickets for a World Cup match is astonishing
I’m only on 18 caps and one of my mates is about 38 caps, looks like we’re unsuccessful yet one of our other mates has zero caps and has got one, complete fucking joke.
@ Jonathan Williams
Are you absolutely sure your other mate has zero caps ? What you have described is contrary to the rules of the England Supporters Travel Club. In particular, rule 6.3 refers to tickets for World Cup matches and says :-
In the event of the Members ticket allocation being over-subscribed, no tickets will be allocated to Members who have not attended a single match (home or away) in the 2016-2018 membership period.
Some people don't seem to understand what a ballot is. People on lower caps than you can be allocated a ticket - that's how a ballot works. No point complaining if you are on 25 caps and didn't get a ticket - you didn't do enough in the campaign to get into the 70%, so now have to take your chances. We've all been there in the early days of our memberships!
I’m a top capper on 69 caps and didn’t get a Belgium ticket. Something must be wrong here.
I’m disappointed I’ve got 38 caps,did Portugal ,2004,germany 2006,Sth Africa 2010,Brazil 2014 and France 2016, and still didn’t get Belgium tickets..
Yes he has one and he’s hasn’t got any caps he only joined back end of last year for Holland game in March
I got a ticket for Eng v Sweden at WC2006 with zero caps. I had just joined and got lucky in the ballot.
Just out of curiosity how many did you sell for the first 2 games minus “ the football family” allocation
Joke ballot again
An extra 140 tickets allocated? What happened to the FA only taking 300 of their 700 family allocation and giving the 400 back to the fans?
"we anticipate only using on average 300 tickets per match. We have requested to FIFA that the remaining 400 tickets per match be added to the England supporter’s allocation"
So the 300 "FA Family" for this game suddenly became 460? So if the professional players and staff associated with the first team is about 50 people, they will receive 9 tickets each?