The number of match tickets sold for the 2022 World Cup (November 21 to December 18) stands at 1.2 million after the second phase of sales, said Wednesday, June 22, the secretary general of the Committee of organization, Hassan Al-Thawadi, during the Qatar Economic Forum. “I think the demand is record high. People are buying and can’t wait to come, there’s no doubt, “he said, while some supporters’ associations are worried about the price of flights, housing or even their rights in the rich and conservative. Gulf emirate.
“We try to create an environment in which the economy benefits but which is also affordable and accessible for the fans, which is not always easy to balance”, conceded the leader. While the country has been called into question by NGOs on the issue of respect for human rights, and especially for migrant workers, Mr. Al-Thawadi once again insisted on the “progress” made since the awarding of the tournament in 2010.
Regarding the preparation of the tournament, “the main infrastructures are finished and we are now in an operational phase” which includes accommodation and routes, said the secretary general of the 2022 World Cup.
In total, the organizers of the first World Cup in an Arab country said they had registered 40 million requests, 17 million during the first sales phase and 23 million during the second. In all, there are just over 3 million tickets available (2 million for sale and 1 million reserved for Fifa and its partners).
For the next phase of sales, the dates of which are not known, the principle of first come, first served will apply, and no longer a draw.