U.S. fans second only to Russia as FIFA closes World Cup ticket sales

FIFA announced that it has sold an additional 394,433 tickets to the World Cup in Russia this summer following the closure of a three-week sales window on Tuesday.

Fans living in the United States purchased 16,462 tickets -- more than those living in any other country -- in the most recent window, which opened on March 13. Fans living in Argentina bought 15,006 tickets and fans in Colombia purchased 14,755.

Mexico (14,372), Brazil (9,962), Peru (9,766), China (6,598), Germany (5,974), Australia (5,905) and India (4,509) rounded out the top 10 countries that accounted for the most ticket purchased, which is all FIFA revealed.

More than half of the tickets sold were to locals as fans living in Russia purchased 216,134 tickets in the last three weeks.

In total, 1,698,049 tickets have been sold since they first were made available in September, with FIFA having sold 53 percent of all tickets to fans outside of Russia.

There are 2.5 million tickets available for the 64 games, which will be played in 12 stadiums in 11 cities.

The final sales window for the competition, which begins on June 14, will open on April 18.