Business Qatar has already sold more tickets than Russia, which sold 2.4 million at the 2018 World Cup
World Cup opening ceremony World 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. — pressinphoto/Sipa USA/SIPA
Nearly three million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar have been sold. sold, announced Fifa on Sunday, also revealing that the tournament is expected to earn it a record sum of 7.2 billion euros ($7.5 billion) by the end of the year .
These 7.2 billion euros represent the income generated for four years by the governing body of world football, and exceed one billion euros. ;initial estimate.
A Fifa spokesperson said to AFP that 2.95 million tickets had been sold. sold before Sunday, the day of the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador in Al-Khor, in the northeast of the gas emirate.
“Despite Covid, despite various crises around the world”
Fifa President Gianni Infantino was delighted in front of the 211 members of the international federation that these “fantastic figures” have been achieved “despite Covid, despite various crises around the world”.
The start of the World Cup has caused a resurgence of interest despite extra-sporting criticism surrounding Qatar’s organization of the competition. Queues have formed in front of the Fifa ticket purchasing center in Paris. Doha and supporters have reported long wait times to buy tickets online.
Qatar has already sold more tickets than Russia, which sold out. 2.4 million at the 2018 World Cup.
Gianni Infantino comforted? ?
The supporters of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, from Mexico, Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, India and Brazil are those who have purchased the most precious sesame.
These good numbers give more weight to; Gianni Infantino's candidacy for his re-election next March. The Italian-Swiss leader also said that new rules regulating players' agents would be announced this year, and expressed his willingness to to see more matches between national teams from different regions, as well as a bigger World Cup.