The International Football Association (FIFA) announced that 23.5 million requests for tickets for the 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar have been registered, with the end of the last phase of ticket sales using the lottery system on Thursday.
The final sales stage was launched after the final draw, which was held on the first of this April, which resulted in exciting confrontations, and interesting combinations that will make the highly anticipated global event on the way to the final match.
The organizing committee of the tournament indicated on its website on Friday that strong requests for tickets from the host country and various parts of the world were registered to attend the competitions of the most closely spaced version, which allows football fans for the first time in the history of the tournament, to watch more than one match per day during the group stage. .
During the recent sales period, residents of Qatar continued to confirm their interest in attending the 2022 World Cup through their strong requests for tickets, and Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United States were at the forefront of the most submitting countries.
The list of matches that attracted the largest number of fans included the matches of Argentina with Mexico, Argentina with Saudi Arabia, England with the United States, Poland with Argentina, in addition to the final of the tournament.
Upon receipt of these requests, the FIFA Ticketing Office will verify their compliance with local sales regulations and restrictions before proceeding with the allocation process. In the event that the total number of requests exceeds the available stock of tickets for domestic or international fans, then tickets will be allocated through the lottery system.
Fans applying for tickets will be notified of the results of their requests by email as of May 31, 2022, coinciding with the start of the ticket payment period.
The website of the Organizing Committee indicated that payment using a credit card (Visa) is the exclusive method accepted for residents of Qatar, while the (Visa) card and other payment cards are accepted for fans from outside Qatar, and the Visa card is the preferred method for paying for tickets for the Qatar World Cup 2022 matches. .
Fans who have been able to obtain tickets and who have completed payment will be able to apply to reserve the accommodation and apply for the mandatory Haya card.
Fans who did not apply or were not fortunate to obtain match tickets in the lottery system still have the opportunity, as there will be another opportunity to enable them to obtain tickets for the matches of the most attractive tournament, by offering tickets on a first-come-first-served basis, which will start at a later time. on the Organizing Committee website.