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India among top nations in terms of FIFA World Cup ticket allocation

By wasmulhaq 
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Doha: FIFA World Cup is the second biggest sporting event on this planet after the Olympics. The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup is to be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022.

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People from all walks of life across the world are anxiously waiting to watch the coveted tournament. Overall, 32 top football teams from all continents have qualified for the World Cup 2022. All the top footballers will be seen in action in the month-long competition.

India has not been a part of the FIFA World Cup. But a huge number of people watch the football World Cup. Indian fans change their attitudes during the mega event, and they eat football and sleep football.

Crazy fans who have money in India like to watch most matches from the stadium. In the last World Cup held in Russia in 2018, a total of 17,962 tickets were given to Indian fans. India was in the top 20 nations in terms of tickets bought and was in the top-3 among countries that have not qualified for the FIFA World Cup. Two countries, the United States and China, had allocated more tickets than India, who were not part of the World Cup 2018.

A large number of Indians work in Qatar, and due to its geographical closeness, it is just five to six hours’ journey from India. A FIFA spokesperson said a total of 23,573 tickets have been allocated to Indian fans so far.

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Besides the hosts, Qatar, the top ten countries for ticket sales based on country of residence in the second sales period were Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. I

At the end of the first round, India is positioned seventh as far as the allocation of tickets is concerned.

FIFA, the governing body of world football, revealed that 1.8 million tickets have already been booked for the upcoming mega event, which will kick off on November 21.

Wasim Haque

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