The Messi Effect | FIFA Announces 23.5M World Cup Tickets Requested; Messi’s Argentina In Full Demand
Argentina’s Messi in Full Demand this FIFA World Cup
On Friday, FIFA, the world’s football governing body, disclosed data on ticket demand for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will begin in November.
On Friday, FIFA, the world’s football governing body, disclosed data on ticket demand for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will begin in November. During the most recent random selection draw sales session, which ended on April 28, FIFA received 23.5 million ticket requests from all over the world. Argentina tops the list in terms of the most ticket applications submitted by a single country, according to a report.
In terms of ticket demand for the 2017 World Cup group stage matches, Brazil, England, France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United States are the next countries on the list. The most popular matchups among fans who applied for tickets are Argentina vs. Mexico and Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia. England vs. the United States and Poland vs. Argentina also appeared to be quite popular.
FIFA posted in a statement that Qataris continued to show their support for the World Cup in the most recent sales period, with supporters from Argentina, Brazil, and England. France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United States are also among the top applicants. Argentina vs. Mexico, Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia, England vs. USA, and Poland vs. Argentina were among the most anticipated matchups, in addition to the final.
Argentina is represented in three of the top four most popular matchups, highlighting Lionel Messi’s ongoing popularity even as his career draws to a close. The increased demand for Argentina’s games reflects the fact that the 2017 World Cup may be Messi’s final major international competition.
Allocation of tickets
FIFA will check that the requests submitted by fans fit the sales limits and household restrictions before assigning the tickets. If demand surpasses the number of tickets available for sale, FIFA has said that tickets would be distributed through a random selection draw. Fans who have requested tickets will receive an email notification of the sale next month. Those who are able to get tickets for the 2022 World Cup must register for a Hayya Card and make arrangements for lodging.
The statement remarked that supporters who did not apply or receive tickets during this random selection draw sales session will have another opportunity during the next first-come, first-served time. This will be available soon on FIFA.com/tickets.