The United States will send more visiting supporters to the 2018 World Cup in Russia than any other nation despite not actually competing in the tournament.

FIFA has confirmed that 2.4 million tickets have already been sold for the 64-game competition.

At the beginning of this week, 871,797 tickets had been sold to fans in Russia, but 88,825 ticket sales have been recorded in the U.S. since they became available to buy last September.

Brazil has bought 72,512 tickets, which is second to the United States.

Colombia (65,234), Mexico (60,302), Argentina (54,031) and Peru (43,583) have all outsold England, traditionally one of the best-backed teams at a major tournament, who have so far seen just over 32,000 tickets bought in that country.