09 Jul 2022 | 08:22 | Football
Officials say a total of 3 million tickets are available, including those allocated to sponsors© AFP
The remaining tickets for this year’s World Cup in Qatar will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from next week, FIFA said on Wednesday. About 1.8 million tickets were sold in the first two rounds of sales, FIFA said, without saying how many tickets are currently available. Qatar will host its first World Cup in the Middle East from November 21 to December 18 at eight stadiums in and around the capital, Doha. The latest tickets will go on sale online from July 5 at 12 noon Doha time (09 GMT) to 12 noon on August 16, FIFA said in a press release.
“Massive worldwide interest is anticipated in the new sales period,” said the world body.
Officials said there were a total of three million tickets, including tickets allotted to sponsors.
Last week, the head of the World Cup organizers Hassan Al-Thawadi said 1.2 million tickets had been sold so far.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said there were 5 million requests for tickets just for the final at the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium.
Doha, with a population of about 2.4 million and limited accommodation, is preparing for a huge influx of visitors for the 32-team tournament.
Last month, Qatar released scores of daily shuttle flights from its Gulf neighbors, allowing fans to stay elsewhere and fly in to watch matches.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is automatically generated from the syndication feed.)
Topics covered in this article