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Brazilians disappointed as extra tickets for the World Cup opener and the final sell out fast

  • Carlos Valentin, center, reacts after learning that tickets for some of Brazil's World Cup soccer games are sold-out, as he stands outside the Ibirapuera Gym with other soccer fans hoping to buy tickets in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tickets for the World Cup opener were sold out fast, as fans lined up in the cold to try to buy what was left for the other matches. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    Carlos Valentin, center, reacts after learning that tickets for some of Brazil's World Cup soccer games are sold-out, as he stands outside the Ibirapuera Gym with other soccer fans hoping to buy tickets in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tickets for the World Cup opener were sold out fast, as fans lined up in the cold to try to buy what was left for the other matches. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)  (The Associated Press)

  • China soccer fans look at a list of tickets for sale for World Cup soccer games at the Ibirapuera Gym in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tickets for the World Cup opener were sold out fast, as fans lined up in the cold to try to buy what was left for the other matches. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    China soccer fans look at a list of tickets for sale for World Cup soccer games at the Ibirapuera Gym in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tickets for the World Cup opener were sold out fast, as fans lined up in the cold to try to buy what was left for the other matches. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colombia soccer fan John Gomes shows his newly bought tickets for Colombia's World Cup soccer games outside a ticket center at Ibirapuera Gym in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tickets for the World Cup opener were sold out fast, as fans lined up in the cold to try to buy what was left for the other matches. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    Colombia soccer fan John Gomes shows his newly bought tickets for Colombia's World Cup soccer games outside a ticket center at Ibirapuera Gym in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tickets for the World Cup opener were sold out fast, as fans lined up in the cold to try to buy what was left for the other matches. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)  (The Associated Press)

The remaining tickets for the most important World Cup matches were sold out fast on Wednesday, disappointing hundreds of fans who waited in line across Brazil.

Tickets for the opener, the final and the two semifinals were sold out shortly after becoming available on FIFA's website at midnight Wednesday Brazilian time (0300 GMT). All matches in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro also sold out quickly online.

The tickets not sold online would be put on sale at ticket centers across the country the following morning. However, only matches between less prominent teams were still available by the time the centers opened, prompting complaints from many fans who spent the night in line to get a ticket.

About 180,000 extra tickets were made available by FIFA for all 64 matches.