The highest demand came from markets in Qatar and Argentina
As expected, the launch of ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has generated a massive demand from sports enthusiasts all over the world.
More than 1.2 million tickets were requested by fans worldwide in the first 24 hours of the initial sales period.
The most requests came from Qatari and Argentinian fans followed by those in Mexico, the USA, the UAE, England, India, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and France
Due to take place on 18 December at Lusail Stadium, more than 140,000 tickets have been requested for the final and more than 80,000 for the opening match.
During this first phase of ticket sales, fans were able to first submit their ticket applications and then all tickets will be allocated following the closing of the application period.
In cases where the number of tickets applied for exceeds the available ticket inventory for the domestic or international market, tickets will be allocated by a random selection draw process
All applicants will be duly notified of the outcome of their ticket applications by Tuesday 8 March 2022, along with the steps to follow to pay for their allocated tickets.
For more information, visit www.qatar2022.qa