More than 1.2 million tickets have been sold for Qatar’s 2022 football World Cup, organizers said on Wednesday.
The most recent phase of ticket sales, a random selection draw, closed at the end of April with 23.5 million ticket requests coming in largest numbers from Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, according to FIFA, world football’s governing body.
“I think about 1.2 million tickets have already been purchased. So people are actually buying and people are excited to come,” said Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
A total of two million ticket will be available during the 28-day tournament in November and December, he said.
The next opportunity to purchase World Cup tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis, but the date has not been announced yet.
World Cup qualification matches have now concluded and all 32 available slots for the tournament have been secured.