Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, and the event’s organisers said on Monday that ticket sales for the soccer World Cup are getting close to the three million milestones before the competition begins in Qatar on Nov. 20. Check out complete details about it below. Also, find out what you can expect from one of the most anticipated events of the year.
Tickets for the Qatar World Cup are close to 3 million, according to Infantino
World Cup Chief Operating Officer Colin Smith said at a news conference in Doha that Qatar, the US, and Saudi Arabia were the top three purchasing nations of the 2.89 million tickets sold.
240,000 hospitality packages had been sold for the month-long event, the first to be hosted in a Middle Eastern nation, Infantino claimed in a taped video speech to the conference.
The World Cup is expected to draw an estimated 1.2 million people to Qatar, the smallest nation to have ever hosted soccer’s premier event.
Due to a lack of accommodations in Qatar, thousands of fans are anticipated to travel to Doha and stay in nearby nations like the tourism hotspot United Arab Emirates.
Yasir Al Jamal, the director general of the organising committee for the World Cup in Qatar, announced during the press conference that 2 million hotel nights have been booked and that the country has added an additional 30,000 rooms to accommodate last-minute ticket purchases.
Soccer teams, their staff members, and World Cup officials will occupy a large number of hotel rooms in Doha.
On November 7, Smith announced that Japan will be the first team to arrive for the competition.
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