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2006 World Cup Tickets Go On Sale in Germany

The second sales period of tickets for football's 2006 World Cup in Germany gets under way on Monday morning at 10 o'clock UTC.

The German organizing committee has adopted a "first come first served" policy for the 200,000 tickets available on FIFA's official website ( until November 15.

A total of 2.93 million World Cup tickets are being sold to the general public in five stages. The first offering included 812,000 tickets. The organizing committee tried hard to make sure the tickets were sold through the proper channels. But the internet auction site eBay offered tickets just 48 hours after the initial first sales period started.

eBay has turned down requests from organizers asking it to stop selling the tickets, saying the sales break no laws.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.