— Published 20 January 2022

Ticketing is launched

Qatar 2022

It’s on. FIFA and the Organising Committee officially launched ticket sales for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday 19 January at 1pm Doha time. This first phase of ticketing will run until 8 February at the same time. Four categories of tickets are available: individual match tickets (valid for a specific match and available for the entire competition, from the opening match to the final), team-specific ticket series (for the group stage only), four-stadium ticket series (four matches in four different stadiums, four days in a row), and accessibility tickets (for fans with disabilities or reduced mobility). A second opportunity to purchase tickets for this first stage of ticketing will be offered before the draw for the 2022 World Cup, scheduled for 1 April. This will be on a first come, first served basis. For the first phase, however, the date of submission of the application form is irrelevant, as all tickets offered for sale will be allocated at the end of the period mentioned. In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of tickets available for the quotas (national or international), a draw will be held to allocate the seats. Note: only residents of the host country will be able to benefit from category 4, the most accessible of the offer, with tickets priced at only 40 rials, or about 10 euros. Overall, ticket prices are up compared to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, especially for the second round of the competition, with the knockout matches. For the final, scheduled for 18 December at the new Lusail Stadium, the most expensive tickets cost 5,850 rials (€1,415), up almost 50% on the 2018 edition. Several other sales phases will take place after the final draw.