FIFA sells 1.8m tickets for World Cup


Organizers have sold 1.8 million tickets for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, world soccer governing body FIFA said, ahead of the next round of ticket sales which will open on July 5.

There is a special category of tickets available only to residents of host country Qatar, and fans in the Gulf Arab state bought the most tickets, FIFA said.

Other than Qatar, the top countries where fans bought tickets are Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United States. United.

FIFA plans to give away a total of three million match tickets during the 28-day tournament, which begins on November 21, a spokesperson said.

Qualifying for the World Cup is now complete and all 32 places available for the tournament have been secured.

The next round of sales will remain open until August 16, and tickets will be confirmed upon payment, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The most recent phase of ticket sales, a raffle, ended in late April.

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