2022 World Cup in Qatar: 2.45 million tickets sold and Arab turnout

The International Football Association (FIFA) announced today, Thursday, that the number of tickets sold for the Qatar 2022 World Cup matches has reached 2.45 million, including half a million last month, before the final sale stage.

And (FIFA) explained that during the last phase of the sale, which runs from 5 July to 16 August, 520,532 tickets were sold under a first-come-first-served basis.

The list of those who came for tickets has been drawn up: residents of Qatar, the United States of America, England, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, France, Argentina, Brazil and Germany.

The International Football Association added that during the last period, the most tickets sold were for group stage matches such as Cameroon vs. Brazil, Brazil vs. Serbia, Portugal vs. Uruguay, Costa Rica vs. Germany, and Australia vs. Denmark. that fans flocked to the playoffs. In the early stages of the sale.

In June, the organizers announced a “record order” and sold 1.2 million tickets, and in July, FIFA reported that the number of tickets sold had reached 1.8 million.

There are 3 million tickets available for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and the number of 2.45 million corresponds to tickets sold in all categories (fans, FIFA partners, federations, representation…).

Between November 20 and December 18, Qatar, the gas-rich Gulf state of 2.8 million, is expected to host more than one million visitors during the World Cup period from November 20 to December 18, hosting the first-ever World Cup in the Middle East.

FIFA will announce the start date for the last-minute sales phase at the end of September, also on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sales will begin at ticket offices in Doha after the launch of the last-minute sales phase.

FIFA urged “match ticket winners to quickly plan their trip to the tournament by inviting them to book accommodation for non-Qatar residents and apply for a Haya card (fan card for the championship).”

The Haya app will allow foreign fans to enter Qatar and use public transport free of charge on match days.

Source: (AFP)

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