Huge upswing in Qatar 2022 ticket requests


Qatar WC tickets second sales period Image: Qatar 2022

The latest random selection draw period for Qatar 2022, which closed on April 28th, attracted 23.5 million ticket requests.

‘Qatar 2022’ stated that the biggest number of ticket applications came from Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the USA.

Fans will be notified of the outcome of their applications by email from May 31st, 2022.

Passionate football fans from across the globe are looking ahead to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and have submitted 23.5 million ticket requests in the most recent random selection draw sales period, which closed on April 28th, 2022.

The latest sales phase opened after the tournament’s final draw captured the imagination of followers of the beautiful game by producing numerous unmissable matchups, intriguing groups and potential routes to the final.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup™ competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member-associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21st to December 18th, 2022.

With strong demand for tickets from the host nation and renowned hotbeds of football worldwide, Qatar 2022 promises to make the game truly global by welcoming fans from across the planet to the most compact FIFA World Cup™ ever. That special feature allowed fans, for the first time, to apply for up to two matches on the same day at the beginning of the tournament.

In the latest sales period, Qatari residents continued to demonstrate their support for the World Cup, joined among the top applicants by fans living in Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. In addition to eager applications for the final, the most coveted matches included Argentina vs. Mexico, Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia, England vs. USA, and Poland vs. Argentina.

Following the application phase, FIFA Ticketing will verify that ticket requests meet the sales regulations and household restrictions prior to allocating tickets. In cases where the number of tickets applied for exceeds the available ticket inventory for the domestic or international market, tickets will be allocated by a random selection draw process.

Ticket applicants will be notified of the outcome of their ticket applications by email from May 31st 2022, coinciding with the start of the scheduled payment period. Visa payment cards are the exclusive payment method accepted for residents of Qatar, while Visa and other selected payment cards are accepted for international fans. Visa is the preferred payment solution for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Fans who are successful in their ticket applications and who complete payment will be able to book accommodation and apply for a Hayya Card via

Fans that did not apply or succeed in this random selection draw sales period will have another chance to secure some of the most sought-after tickets on the planet during the next first-come, first-served period, which will launch on in due course.

For more information on ticket sales phases, products, prices and categories, visit

Accommodation options

‘Qatar 2022’ further stated that new accommodation options are now available for all ticket holders who are making their way to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022™.

Fans now have access to a greater range of accommodation options when visiting the Host Country Accommodation Portal. With Qatar set to host the most compact edition of the FIFA World Cup™ in modern history, fans can stay in the same place throughout the tournament – helping to minimize travel costs while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

Ticket holders can now choose to stay in a variety of fan villages, which all feature a range of facilities, including cabin-style accommodation, as well as different types of private holiday homes, situated in locations throughout the country.

This new supply of accommodation features a wide range of options to cater for a variety of budgets. Qatar pledged to deliver a tournament accessible to football fans everywhere when it won the rights to host the tournament and the release of this latest set of accommodation options delivers on that promise.

More accommodation options will become available to ticket holders in the near future.

Every ticket holder must apply for a Hayya Card. Click here for further details about tickets, accommodation and the Hayya Card.

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