Organisers of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup have revealed that 2.89 million tickets had been sold for the 64 matches to be staged in eight state-of-the-art stadiums.
This was revealed during a press conference in Doha, Qatar.
According to fifa.com, demand has been highest among fans based in Qatar, the USA, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, Brazil, and Germany.
“We have always said that Qatar will deliver the best-ever edition of the FIFA World Cup. And as you look around the country today, at the state-of-the-art stadiums, the training pitches, the metro, the wider infrastructure, everything is ready and everyone is welcome,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino in a video message, during the press conference. “The world is excited. Qatar is ready. The stage is set. Together, we will deliver the best World Cup ever on and off the field.”
Ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ are approaching 3 million as the countdown continues to the first edition of the tournament in the Middle East and Arab world, which will get underway at Al Bayt Stadium in just over a month’s time on 20 November.
The tournament has also achieved record-breaking hospitality ticket sales with 240,000 packages sold – 63% of those to international clients. Tickets for all matches will continue to be released between now and the end of the tournament, with fans encouraged to keep checking FIFA.com/tickets for the latest inventory.
From this week, ticket holders will receive an email with information on how to download the ticketing app and retrieve their mobile tickets.
Tournament organisers reminded fans to apply for the mandatory Hayya Card and book their accommodation as soon as possible. The Hayya Card will act as an entry permit for international fans.
In addition, it will provide free public transport across the country and allow access to stadiums for fans with a valid match ticket.