Organizers have sold 1.8 million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar, world football’s governing body FIFA said on Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales, which begins on Tuesday.
There is a special category of tickets only available to residents of the host country, and fans in the Arab Gulf State bought the most tickets, according to FIFA.
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Aside from Qatar, the top countries where fans have bought tickets are Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, according to FIFA in a press release.
A spokesman said FIFA expects to offer a total of 3 million playing cards during the 28-day tournament, which begins on November 21.
Qualification for the World Championship is now complete and all 32 available slots for the tournament are secured.
The next round of sales will remain open until August 16, and tickets will be confirmed upon payment on a first-come, first-served basis. The final stage of ticket sales, a random drawing, ended at the end of April.
https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/4692241/qatar-world-cup-fifa-sells-18-million-tickets-for-2022-tournament FIFA sells 1.8 million tickets for 2022 tournament