What is the cost of World Cup tickets? Ticket prices for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

What is the cost of World Cup tickets Ticket prices for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
What is the cost of World Cup tickets Ticket prices for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The chance to watch a FIFA World Cup up close and in person is something that is on the bucket list of every football fan: to witness it firsthand.

This November, fans of international football will have the opportunity to take part in a new stop on the world map as Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup. ‘We’re going to put on a spectacular show’, has been the promise from the Middle Eastern nation, which is the first Arab nation to host the competition, and has promised to make it an event to remember.

This tournament, which is scheduled to begin on November 20, has been in the making for 12 years. There was a decision made way back in 2010 that led to Qatar winning the World Cup after it defeated competition from the USA in the final round of voting.

When the announcement was made, one of the topics of interest for many fans was how they would be able to get hold of tickets for those who wanted to travel to the event. Our goal is to provide you with a detailed understanding of exactly how the process works and how much match seats will cost.

What is the cost of World Cup tickets?

Supporters who wish to attend the World Cup in Qatar will be able to choose from four different categories of tickets, as well as a special category of tickets that is designed for those who have disabilities and limited mobility.

This is the most expensive category of tickets within the stadium, and it is located in prime areas within the stadium.

A seat in Category 2 or Category 3 of the stadium gives you a view of the action that is less premium than a seat in Category 1.

Within the stadium, Category 4 seats are reserved exclusively for the residents of Qatar. This area is the most expensive part of the stadium.

Ticket prices range from 40 riyal ($11) all the way up to 5,850 riyal ($1,607), and are available both to Qatari residents and international fans. Prices for tickets range from 40 riyal ($11) all the way up to 5,850 riyal ($1,607).

World Cup tickets prices for Qatar 2022

Qatar’s ticket pricing structure for the 2022 World Cup has sparked a mixed reaction from fans, with a significant gap between the price ranges of the four categories of tickets.

Tickets for the tournament will be available well in advance of the start of the tournament, with full pricing details mentioned below. Fans are strongly advised to purchase their tickets well in advance:

MatchCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Access
Opening match (Qatar v Ecuador)$618/£533/€616$440/£379/€438$302/£261/€301$55/£47/€55$55/£47/€55
Group matches$220/£190/€219$165/£142/€164$69/£59/€68$11/£9.5/€11$11/£9.5/€11
Round of 16 matches$275/£236/€273$206/£175/€205$96/£82/€96$19/£16/€19$19/£16/€19
Quarterfinals matches$426/£363/€424$288/£246/€287$206/£176/€205$82/£70/€82$82/£70/€82
Semifinals matches$956/£816/€953$659/£563/€657$357/£305/€356$137/£117/€137$137/£117/€137
Third-place match$426/£363/€424$302/£258/€301$206/£176/€205$82/£70/€82$82/£70/€82
Final$1,607/£1,372/€1,602$1003/£856/€999$604/£516/€602$206/£176/€205$206/£176/€205

FIFA World Cup Schedule…

FIFA World Cup tickets at the lowest and highest price

Considering that there is a range of categories and matches available, there is naturally going to be a big difference between the cheapest and most expensive tickets that are available to fans.

Ticket prices for the hosts’ opening match against Ecuador range from 200 riyal ($55) at the lower end to 2,250 riyal ($618) at the higher end. As for the other group matches, they range from 40 riyals ($11) to 800 riyals ($220) in price.

There will be a price range of 70 riyals ($19) to 1,000 riyals ($275) for the round of 16 matches, while the quarterfinals will be priced between 300-1,550 ($82.5-426) and the semifinals will be priced between 500-3,480 ($137-$956).

The final will, of course, be the game for which fans will pay the most, with the cheapest seats going for 750 riyal ($206), all the way up to the premium Cat. There are 1 seats available at $5,850 ($1,607) each.

How many tickets have been sold for FIFA World Cup 2022?

According to FIFA data, ticket sales for Qatar 2022 reached over 2.45 million by the end of August 2022, which is an impressive number.

520,532 of those tickets have been sold in the month of July and August alone, with the final figure expected to exceed 2.8 million by the time the tournament begins in September.

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