The FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar is slowly approaching us, and it’s now been revealed that ticket sales have reached 2.45 million. More on this below.
The World Cup in Qatar is going to certainly be an unusual one. Being held in the winter months for the first time ever, the tournament is held in the middle of the domestic football season and will see players leave their clubs in November in the hopes of bringing the World Cup trophy back to their nation.
It’s also going to be a strange one for fans, who are so used to cheering their sides on during the summer months and usually from a British perspective – in some beer garden with hundreds of other rowdy fans. It’ll certainly be a warm pub job for the games this winter.
But what about the fans that are travelling? The World Cup in Qatar is going to be a unique experience, with various cultural differentiation from the usual venues. Nevertheless, it’s a World Cup – meaning people are desperate to get there under any means, which is why we’re seeing so many tickets being sold, with the recent figure rising to 2.45 million. Read on to find out more.
Ticket sales reach 2.45 million for the Qatar World Cup 2022
With less than 100 days to go until the start of the greatest show on Earth, a total of 2.45 million tickets have now been sold.
The first FIFA World Cup to be held in the Middle East and Arab world will kick off on 20th November 2022, bringing fans from the region and across the world together in a compact and modern setting, with Qatar, the USA, England, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, the UAE, France, Argentina, Brazil and Germany leading the ranking of ticket sales by country of residence.
In the last sales period, alone, which ran from 5 July to 16 August when fans were able to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, a total of 520,532 tickets were sold. The biggest number of allocated tickets were for group-stage matches such as Cameroon v. Brazil, Brazil v. Serbia, Portugal v. Uruguay, Costa Rica v. Germany, and Australia v. Denmark.
Fans living in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Mexico, the UAE, England, Argentina, Brazil, Wales and Australia led the way – and the digital queues – by securing the biggest number of tickets.
Fans who now hold confirmation for one or more matches in their FIFA ticketing account are encouraged to start planning their trip as soon as possible by booking their accommodation.
Those who have not yet secured their seats, or those who would simply like to take advantage of Qatar’s compact nature by adding more matches to their programme, should keep an eye on this page from late September onwards when the launch date of the last-minute sales phase will be communicated.
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