The Rugby World Cup
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Applications for tickets to the semifinals and final of this year's World Cup can be made through the internet next week. The France 2007 Organising Committee has announced that the public allocation for 30,000 tickets to the three glamour matches in October will be managed through a random draw process. The public can register for the draw by applying online via official Rugby World Cup websites. This is the only way the public can buy individual tickets to these matches outside of official ticket-inclusive travel and hospitality packages. Registrations for the draw open on Monday April 16 and close on May 20. The random draw will take place on May 23. The application window will be open for 35 days and is not based on a "first come first serve" basis. This draw for tickets will be open to all members of the public around the world and 30,000 tickets are available across the three matches. During the registration process applicants will be asked to indicate the matches they wish to be considered for. Three separate draws will take place for each game starting with the final, then semifinal 1 and finally semifinal 2. Winners will be removed after each draw meaning it is only possible to win the right to purchase tickets for one game. Each winner will have the right to buy a maximum two tickets for the game they have been allocated. Applications will officially open at 11am (French time) on Monday April 16 2007 at the following websites: wwww.france2007.fr, www.rugbyworldcup.com and www.paramourdurugby.com.