The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has sold around 25 lakh tickets for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to fans around the world, with less than 100 days left until the start of the competition, according to the official website of the organization.
“With less than 100 days to go until the start of the greatest show on earth, a total of 2.45 million tickets have now been sold,” a statement read.
The biggest number of tickets was bought by fans from Qatar, United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, France, Argentina, Brazil, and Germany.
During the last period of ticket sales, which ran from July 5 to August 16, a total of 520,532 tickets were sold. The high demand was caused by such group stage matches as Cameroon – Brazil, Brazil – Serbia, Portugal – Uruguay, Costa Rica – Germany, and Australia – Denmark.
The launch date for the next round of sales will be announced in late September, FIFA said.
The first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East is scheduled to be held from November 20 to December 18.