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FIFA: 2.95m World Cup tickets sold

Banners and World Cup mascots are hung in Doha, Qatar on November 05, 2022 [Mohammed Dabbous/Anadolu Agency]
Banners and World Cup mascots are hung in Doha, Qatar on November 05, 2022 [Mohammed Dabbous/Anadolu Agency]

Nearly three million World Cup tickets have been sold for this years championship in Qatar, the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) announced yesterday.

"2.95mn tickets had been sold up to Sunday's opening day," a FIFA spokesperson told Agence France-Presse (AFP), adding that Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Mexico, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, India and Brazil were the "top buying markets."

FIFA President Gianni Infantino recently said that the Qatar World Cup four-year revenues were "estimated to reach $7.5 billion by the end of 2022."

The Qatari government said earlier it was expecting some 1.2 million attendees and a billion viewers around the world.

READ: Qatar expects $9bn in profits from World Cup

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