Branding is displayed near the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center where soccer World Cup draw will be held, in Doha, Qatar, on March 31, 2022. AP. FIFA announced on Thursday that 2.45 million tickets have been sold for the World Cup in Qatar. A total of 520,532 tickets were sold during the last sales period running from July 5 to August 16, mainly group match tickets such as Cameroon vs Brazil, Brazil vs Serbia, Portugal vs Uruguay, Costa Rica vs Germany, and Australia vs Denmark.

According to FIFA, residents in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, England, Argentina, Brazil, Wales and Australia led the number of tickets bought during the last period. Another sales phase will begin at the end of September at a date still to be confirmed and run until the end of the tournament when tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Over-the-counter sales will also begin in Doha after the launch of the last-minute sales phase.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be held between November 20 and December 18. It is no news that the most prestigious football competition in the world will be taking place later this year, and not just players and coaches,  but fans all over the world have been hearing up for what is believed to be an exciting World Cup campaign.

Although a lot of people have still continued to make it clear that Qatar should not have been picked as the host country,  a lot of other propped have already started making preparations for the tournament also for the purpose of experiencing an entirely different culture and way of life. Football players all over the world have been trying to hit top form in order not to miss out on their country’s World Cup squad and it remains very exciting to see which unlikely players will be making the cut.

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