FIFA World Cup ticket sales hit 2.45 million

FIFA World Cup ticket sales hit 2.45 million

See which countries have bought the most tickets

According to FIFA, football fans wishing to attend this year’s World Cup in Qatar have snapped up 2.45 million tickets so far.

Due to start on 20 November, 2022 a day earlier than originally planned, the event will make 3 million spots available in total.

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With tickets released in several phases throughout the year, close to 521,000 tickets were sold in the most recent phase and group-stage games featuring Brazil proved popular. 

Residents of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were among the top buyers

The World Cup has been billed as an event that will benefit countries across the region, and Qatar Airways has partnered with several Gulf carriers to set up match-day shuttle flights between Doha and major flight hubs in the region, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia.


Providing sufficient rooms for visiting fans, teams and tournament staff remains a priority for organisers who are offering non-traditional accommodation solutions, including cruise ships and desert camps, to help ease the demand on accommodation.

The next phase of ticket sales will take place in September 2022.

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