DOHA: The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has sold more than 1.2 million tickets, according to organizers on Wednesday.
According to FIFA, the organization that governs international football, the most recent round of ticket sales, which involved a random selection draw, ended at the end of April with 23.5 million ticket requests coming primarily from Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
“I believe there have been roughly 1.2 million ticket sales. So, Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, “people are genuinely buying, and people are eager to come.
During the 28-day competition in November and December, he said, two million tickets will be made available overall.
The next time tickets for the World Cup will go on sale, they will be first come, first served, but the date has not yet been revealed.
All 32 openings for the World Cup have been filled as of this point in the qualification games.
Nearly half of Qatar’s population, or 1.2 million visitors, is expected during the World Cup.