The 2022 World Cup is just a few months away from kick-off and the host country Qatar is set to welcome other nations of the world for the once in four years tournament. With all 32 teams confirmed and grouped, fans are expected to get their World Cup tickets before the tournament starts in November.
Over the years, it is clear that football tournaments won’t be complete without the fans cheering up their teams to victory. Hence, tickets to the world’s most famous football competition are in demand as fans look to plan their trips to the Qatar World Cup.
So where can you purchase these tickets and what are their prices? Here is everything you need to know.
FIFA World Cup tickets
The world Cup 2022 tickets are the only way to secure a seat in any of the stadiums during the competition. Without these tickets, fans won’t be allowed to watch the games live in the stadium, and they can be purchased through the FIFA official website.
How much are World Cup 2022 tickets?
In a few months, the FIFA 2022 World Cup will be held in the Middle East for the first time in the history of the tournament. From November 21 to December 18, eight stadiums in and around the capital Doha will play home to the competition. Tickets for the Qatar World Cup 2022 will be distributed according to priority.
FIFA reported that 1.8 million tickets have been purchased in the first two sales rounds, but did not specify how many more are available. Fans from outside Qatar can get tickets for 250 Qatari riyals ($69), which is the lowest price.
A total of roughly three million tickets are available for the event, with about two million going on open sale and one million reserved for FIFA stakeholders including member federations, sponsors, and hospitality programs.
On August 16, the most recent sales cycle will come to an end, but more seats will normally become available later as stakeholders return some tickets. Additionally, during the competition, tickets may become available from supporters of eliminated teams.
How much are World Cup final tickets?
Of course, the final at Lusail Stadium on December 18 will have the highest demand for tickets for the entire competition. The most affordable ticket for people who are not from Qatar is $603.36, while a Category 4 ticket for the final costs $205.69.
Qatar world cup is going to be huge. Huge tickets sold already! This will be the first time the tournament will be held in the desert 🏝️ and around the end of the year.#FIFA22 #football pic.twitter.com/J7pfK9CJca— Skye Football (@SkyeFootball) July 10, 2022
The outrageous price of each Category 1 ticket is $1,604.39. In contrast, the cost of a ticket for the 2018 World Cup final was between $455 and $1,100.
How to get World Cup 2022 tickets?
The 2022 tickets for Qatar can be gotten from FIFA’s official website and fans must create an account on FIFA’s ticket portal to purchase the tickets. 1.8 million tickets have already been purchased for the 2022 World Cup so far, with the top ticket-buying nations being India, England, France, Canada, Spain, the USA, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the hosts, Qatar.
When do World Cup tickets go on sale?
The governing body declared on Wednesday that the next round of ticket sales for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will start on July 5. The tickets will be available on FIFA.com/tickets starting at 12 p.m. local time (2 p.m. IST) and will expire at noon on August 16 on a first-come, first-served basis (2.30 pm IST).
The top 10 countries for ticket sales based on country of residency in the most recent sales period, in addition to the host country, are Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA.