FIFA says 2.95 million World Cup tickets sold22 November 2022
Nearly three million World Cup tickets have been sold, FIFA said on Sunday, as the governing body's president revealed the tournament had helped push revenues over the past four years to a record $7.5 billion. A FIFA spokesman told AFP that 2.95 million tickets had been sold up to Sunday's opening day. The start of the World Cup has led to a surge of interest in the 64 matches over 29 days despite negative publicity over Qatar's hosting. Queues have built up outside the FIFA ticket centre in Doha and fans report long waits to get onto the official online ticket platform.