FIFA Sells 1.8 Million Tickets For Qatar’s World Cup
As the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar continues, organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for this year’s edition of the event.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the world soccer governing body FIFA ahead of the next round of ticket sales expected to open on July 5.
There is a special category of tickets available only to residents of host nation Qatar and fans in the Gulf Arab state have bought the largest number of tickets, FIFA said.
Aside from Qatar, the top countries where fans bought tickets are Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, FIFA said in a press release.
FIFA expects to offer a total of 3 million match tickets during the 28-day tournament, which kicks off Nov. 21, a spokesperson said.
Qualifications for the World Cup have now concluded and all 32 available slots for the tournament have been secured.