Fans in the host country made up the largest contingent of those rushing to the site to request early bird tickets, closely followed by Argentina, Mexico, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, England, India, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and France.
At least 1.2 million fans are expected during the FIFA World Cup Qatar.
On the first day, more than 140,000 tickets were requested for the final, which is scheduled to take place at Lusail Stadium on December 18th. Over 80,000 have now been requested for the opening game, which is expected to provide an extraordinary opening spectacle for the first-ever World Cup tournament to be held in an Arab country.
“Given the remarkable level of interest from around the world, FIFA would like to remind all football fans that FIFA.com/tickets is the only official and legitimate website to apply for tickets to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,” the association said.
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The first phase of ticket sales began on January 19 at 1pm Doha local time and will end at the same time on February 8, FIFA announced.
Fans applying for the tickets will not be affected by the time of day they complete the application, as long as it is submitted before February 8th – as the drawing will take place after the first phase has been completed.
“All successful, partially successful and unsuccessful applicants will be duly informed of the outcome of their application by Tuesday, March 8, 2022, together with the steps to be followed and the deadline by which the allocated tickets must be paid for,” the said FIFA in a press release.
Qatar’s anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off on November 21, 2022 in Al Khor. So far, 13 of the 32 countries have qualified for the big tournament; Qualifiers will continue this year through to the intercontinental playoffs.
Would you like to apply for a ticket?
All football fans looking to grab early tickets for the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar should drop by FIFA.com/tickets and choose your preferred category.
The website shows four types of tickets: single match tickets, team specific tickets, four stadium tickets and accessible tickets. Supporter tickets and conditional supporter tickets will be introduced later.
Category 4 tickets are the cheapest since Mexico’s 11 QAR ($3) seats based on 1986 exchange rates. They are also half the price of the equivalent category at the 2018 event hosted by Russia.
However, Showcase matches are relatively more expensive than the previous tournaments.
The price ranges are as follows:
* Category 4 is for Qatar residents only.
Qatar residents can only pay with Visa, while international fans can pay with various other cards. Spectators will need to obtain a fan ID card (Hay’ya Card) to enter the country and enter the stadiums, the organizing committee has announced.
The second ticket sale is expected to begin later this year, ahead of the final draw in April.