Over 800,000 tickets sold for World Cup in 1st phase

Fans have bought 804,186 tickets for matches at the World Cup in Qatar later this year in the first phase of sales, soccer’s world governing body and tournament organisers FIFA have said.

FIFA said on Wednesday that interest in tickets mainly came from Qatar, the United States, England, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, India, Brazil, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia.

Tickets for the opening game on November 21 – which will feature hosts Qatar – as well as the final on December 18 were the most popular choices. -Reuters

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