Last World Cup tickets to go on sale next week: Fifa

The latest tickets will go on sale online from 5 July at 12pm Doha time (0900 GMT) until 12pm on 16 August, Fifa said in a press release.

A picture taken on 31 March 2022 shows the World Cup Trophy during the Fifa Congress in the Qatari capital of Doha. Picture: FRANCK FIFE/AFP

DOHA - The remaining tickets for this year's World Cup in Qatar will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from next week, Fifa said on Wednesday.

About 1.8 million tickets were sold in the first two batches of sales, Fifa said, without saying how many are now available.

Qatar will host the first World Cup in the Middle East from 21 November to 18 December at eight stadiums in and around the capital, Doha.

The latest tickets will go on sale online from 5 July at 12pm Doha time (0900 GMT) until 12pm on 16 August, Fifa said in a press release.

"Huge worldwide interest is anticipated in the new sales period," the world body said.

Officials said three million tickets are available in total, including those allocated to sponsors.

Last week, the World Cup's chief organiser Hassan Al-Thawadi said 1.2 million tickets had been sold so far.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said there were five million ticket requests just for the final at the 80,000-seat Lusail stadium.

Doha, with a population of about 2.4 million and limited accommodation, is bracing itself for a huge influx of visitors for the 32-team tournament.

Last month, Qatar announced scores of daily shuttle flights from neighbouring Gulf countries, allowing fans to stay elsewhere and fly in to watch games.