The number of match tickets sold for the 2022 World Cup reached a total of 2.45 million before the final sales phase scheduled for the big global meeting in Qatar (November 20-December 18), announced Thursday. FIFA.
During a new sales phase organized from July 5 to August 16 on the basis of the principle “first come, first served”, 520,532 additional tickets were sold, said the organizing body of the World Cup.
Australia-Denmark surprise success
Supporters residing in Qatar, the United States, England, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, France, Argentina, Brazil and Germany lead the ticket sales rankings by country of residence , adds Fifa.
For the group matches, the international federation specifies that the posters “which had the most success” were Cameroon-Brazil (group G), Brazil-Serbia (group G), Portugal-Uruguay (group H), Costa Rica -Germany (group E) and Australia-Denmark (group D, that of France).
In June, organizers reported “record demand” for tickets, putting the total sold at the time at 1.2 million. At the beginning of July, Fifa then mentioned 1.8 million tickets sold.
3 million tickets available (more than inhabitants in Qatar
There are a total of 3,010,679 tickets available for the Mondial-2022. The figure of 2.45 million corresponds to tickets sold to all categories (general public, FIFA partners, federations, hospitality, etc.).
More than a million visitors are expected in Qatar, a country of 2.8 million inhabitants, for the first World Cup in history in an Arab country.
A final phase of sale, called “last minute”, is scheduled as the tournament approaches, according to Fifa.
The body will announce the start date of this last phase at the end of September, which will also operate on the principle of “first come, first served” and will last until the end of the competition on December 18.