The world’s top soccer players are to gather in Germany next month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the FIFA World Cup in France.
World Cup 2017: 50 years since the tournament opened to the public and the first major sporting event to be held in the AmericasThe tournament is scheduled to take place from 19 June to 22 July at the Estadio Azteca in the Spanish capital, with some 32,000 fans expected to take part.
It is being held after more than 50 years of football, with only four major international events being held at the World Cups in the last 50 years.
The 2022 tournament, the last to be played in the US, will take place in Mexico City in the year 2020.
The 2018 tournament, in South Africa, will be held two years later in Johannesburg.
More than 10 million tickets have already been sold to the World Championship in Brazil.
Tickets for the tournament are priced at around US$10,000 (RM1.3m), with many people able to book their tickets in advance.