2022 World Cup: How much will it cost fans to watch their team in Qatar?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup out in Qatar is now only a few months away.

For the first time in the tournament’s modern history, the matches will be contested during the European domestic season.

It will also be the first occasion in which the World Cup is hosted in a country that is part of the Middle East, although the location means it will be an incredibly expensive venture for fans of the 32 teams who have qualified.

We’re talking a serious amount of money, particularly for those from nations who’re likely to progress quite far in the tournament.

The folks over at The Punters Page have worked out roughly how much the average fan will have to fork out in order to watch their country at the 2022 World Cup, looking at the potential cost of tickets, flights, hotels, food, drink and more.

They’ve also factored in how likely each nation is to progress to the latter rounds, hence why the Brazil, France, Argentina and England are way ahead of the likes of Australia, Ghana and Japan.

Here are their results, from the cheapest to the most expensive…

The 2022 Qatar World Cup logo
DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 03: The Official Emblem of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ is unveiled in Doha’s Souq Waqif on the Msheireb – Qatar National Archive Museum building on September 03, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ Official Emblem was projected on to a number of iconic buildings in Qatar and across the Arab world and displayed on outdoor digital billboards in more than a dozen renowned public spaces major cities. (Photo by Christopher Pike/Getty Images for Supreme Committee 2022)

How much will watching your team at the 2022 World Cup cost?

32. Australia – £8,337 per fan

31. Ghana – £8,430 per fan

30. Serbia – £8,656 per fan

29. Cameroon – £8,663 per fan

28. Qatar – £8,859 per fan

27. Tunisia – £9,223 per fan

26. Morocco – £9,809 per fan

25. Poland – £9,908 per fan

Poland fans watching their team
WROCLAW, POLAND – JUNE 16: Poland fans show their support during the UEFA EURO 2012 group A match between Czech Republic and Poland at The Municipal Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Wroclaw, Poland. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

24. Costa Rica – £9,996 per fan

23. Wales – £10,027 per fan

22. Saudi Arabia – £10,033 per fan

21. Japan – £10,257 per fan

20. Korea Republic – £10,267 per fan

19. Canada – £10,393 per fan

18. Ecuador – £10,478 per fan

17. Iran – £10,505 per fan

Iran fans during a World Cup qualifier
TEHRAN, IRAN – OCTOBER 10: Female football fans show their support ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Iran and Cambodia at Azadi Stadium on October 10, 2019 in Tehran, Iran. (Photo by Amin M. Jamali/Getty Images)

16. Denmark – £12,219 per fan

15. Switzerland – £12,283 per fan

14. Croatia – £12,360 per fan

13. Uruguay – £12,570 per fan

12. USA – £13,879 per fan

11. Senegal – £14,457 per fan

10. Mexico – £14,982 per fan

9. Spain – £15,892 per fan

Spain fans at the 2010 World Cup
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 11: Spain fans enjoy the atmosphere during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

8. Belgium – £16,040 per fan

7. Portugal – £16,692 per fan

6. Germany – £18,357 per fan

5. Netherlands – £19,110 per fan

4. England – £19,867 per fan

3. Argentina – £21,810 per fan

2. France – £25,631 per fan

  1. Brazil – £26,090 per fan
Brazil fan at the World Cup
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – JUNE 28: Fans arrive prior to kickoff to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Watching your country lift the World Cup trophy would be a priceless moment for any footballer love, but even so, the figures above are absolutely crazy – and certainly not in a good way.

Over £20,000?! Yeah, all we can say is good luck to those hoping to watch their nation triumph at the Qatar edition of the tournament live in the flesh…

News Now - Sport News