1.2 Million Tickets Sold for 2022 FIFA World Cup, Organizers Say


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The FIFA World Cup is right around the corner, with the first game to be played on the 21st of November. Qatar will be this iteration host for the World Cup. Qatar has built and modified stadiums with top-class designs. Eight stadiums are built to host the World’s biggest sports event. There have been many controversies around the rules set by the Qatar government, but there have been no limitations on any seating.

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The organizers have revealed that 1.2 million tickets have already sold for the World Cup. Despite the laws of Qatar being strict, football fans have flocked to buy the tickets from all around the world. Chief organizer Hassan Al-Thawadi said, “I think about 1.2 million tickets have already been purchased,” he told the Qatar Economic Forum.

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

According to the officials, forty million requests were made for the two phases of online sales, and another one million are in reserve. Doha, the capital city of Qatar, has a population of 2.4 million people and will see a rise in the population. All hotels and stayings have booked in advance with extreme scarcity in hotel accommodation. To limit the entry of people, only the fans with match tickets will be allowed to enter the remote nation.

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1.2 Million Tickets Sold for 2022 FIFA World Cup, Organizers Say

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

“Obviously market forces always mean that as long as there’s a lot of demand, prices skyrocket. We’re trying to create an environment where the business community benefits, but at the same time, it is affordable and accessible for the fans as well.” Though homosexuality is banned in the country, there have been limited talks about the safety of LGBTQ+ fans, though Hassan said, “Everybody’s welcome. But in appreciating where you’re coming from, we have a very rich culture. We ask for people to respect our culture.”

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