RIO DE JANEIRO - Fans put in requests for 2.3 million tickets for next year's World Cup in Brazil in the first 24 hours of Internet sales, FIFA said Wednesday. "In the first 24 hours of ticket sales for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, more than 400,000 fans requested over 2.3 million tickets through," it said. The biggest demand came from Brazilians, followed by Argentines, Americans, Chileans and Colombians. There were more than 372,000 ticket requests for the opening match in Sao Paulo on June 12, and more than 344,000 for the final at Rio's legendary Maracana stadium on July 13. The sale began Tuesday and fans have until October 10 to make their requests. In this first phase, relating to around a third of the total number of tickets available, FIFA plans to sell one million tickets. –AFP