FIFA has received 3 million ticket requests for the World Cup final in Qatar and there is high demand for participation in some of its biggest group-stage games, even accommodating fans from the small Persian Gulf country. about the ability to do so.
Figures provided by FIFA to The Associated Press show that there have been 2.5 million ticket requests for Argentina to play on 26 November at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium, and 1.4 million fans expected in England on the previous day. will face the United States. Al Bayt Stadium with a capacity of 60,000.
Overall for November 21-December. After 18 tournaments, the second leg of the sale has received over 2 million ticket requests from the US, England and Qatar. A random draw will be used to allot tickets for matches where demand exceeds capacity.
The significant number of ticket requests may reflect a desire to watch more than one match in a day, with fans looking to fill time between watching their home country, attending other games in a country where all stadiums are connected by public transport. Are within an hour’s journey. Why doha?
With all the stadiums built around the capital, the tournament lacks tourist attractions compared to the recent World Cups in Brazil and Russia. In total, FIFA has received over 23 million ticket requests.
It is also challenging to accommodate visitors, considering how small the country is with most hotels built around Doha. Hotel aggregation websites show no capacity in the open market for the nights of November 25 and 26 around the Argentina-Mexico and England-US games. Hotels, apartments, villas or cruise ships docking in Qatar for the tournament also showed no availability on the official World Cup accommodation website.
There is also no apparent availability for a stay at Lusail in Doha on the night of the 18 December final, a stadium which does not yet stage a Test-event match.
With the most expensive tickets at 5,850 Qatari Riyals ($1,607), there have been 3 million ticket requests for the finals despite France raising prices by up to 46% over the cost for international fans attending the 2018 final in Moscow. .