Football

Fifa sells 1.8 million tickets for Qatar’s World Cup

 General views of the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

FILE PHOTO Basic views of the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar, March 30, 2022. Basic view contained in the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a venue for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

DOHA—Organisers have bought 1.8 million tickets for this 12 months’s World Cup in Qatar, world soccer governing physique FIFA stated Wednesday forward of the subsequent spherical of ticket gross sales that opens on July 5.

There’s a particular class of tickets accessible solely to residents of host nation Qatar and followers within the Gulf Arab state have purchased the most important variety of tickets, FIFA stated.

Except for Qatar, the highest international locations the place followers purchased tickets are Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the US, FIFA stated in a press launch.

FIFA expects to supply a complete of three million match tickets throughout the 28-day match, which kicks off Nov. 21, a spokesperson stated.

{Qualifications} for the World Cup have now concluded and all 32 accessible slots for the match have been secured.

The following spherical of gross sales will stay open till Aug. 16 and tickets can be confirmed on fee, on a primary come, first served foundation. The latest section of ticket gross sales, a random choice draw, closed on the finish of April.

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