From Sunday 20 November with the World Cup in Qatar opens a month full of events for football fans. 64 matches in total, which will culminate in the the final on December 18 at Lusail Stadium. As far as the location may not be within reach for those residing in Italy, i tickets are already on sale and available to fans around the world. But where are they bought? How much do they cost? And what are the documents required to buy them? The official platform for purchasing tickets for World Cup matches in Qatar is the one made available by FIFA, which will remain active until the end of the competition. Before entering the platform, all users are required to create an account FIFA Ticketing. Once this step is completed, the portal will ask for more information, including your nationality, the passport number and the residential address. After completing all the mandatory fields, you will be able to access the section of the site dedicated to ticket sales.
To search for a game, you can choose to view the appointments in chronological order or by setting one of the two filters available (for the choice of teams or stadium). Ticket reservations have been open for a few months already and, as a result, several matches are already on sold out. For all matches where tickets are sold out, it is still possible to check the availability of other offers in the section «give them back» (resale). Fans who intend to cross the borders of the Qatar they will not need a visa, but one Hayya Card. This document can be requested on the Qatar2022.qa website and, as the organizers explain, it will be necessary “to enter the State of Qatar, access stadiums, travel for free on public transport and enjoy a number of other benefits”.
How much do they cost
From each account you can buy al maximum 6 tickets per game and 60 tickets for the entire tournament. For each match it is possible to choose between four price categorieswith tickets for category 4 – the cheapest ones – reserved exclusively for residents of Qatar. In the group stageprices range from about 70 to the 220 euros. Separate discussion for the matches of the knockout stagewhere prices fluctuate from 610 euros – the cheaper ones – to beyond 1,600 euros. The people with disabilities or with reduced mobility will be able to choose from a range of tickets specially dedicated to them.
Cover photo: EPA / NOUSHAD THEKKAYIL | The Khalifa International Stadium – in Doha, Qatar – will host eight World Cup matches
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