Qatar World Cup ticket sales launched at reduced prices
DOHA (AFP) - Qatar 2022 World Cup ticket sales were launched at reduced prices on Wednesday (Jan 19) with residents and migrant workers able to attend games for just US$11 (S$14.84) as concerns persist over Covid-19.
Authorities have not yet announced how many fans will be allowed into stadiums for the first World Cup in an Arab country, which runs from Nov 21 until Dec 18.
Football's world governing body Fifa opened a draw which offers individual match tickets for as little as US$69 for international fans - about one-third less than at Russia 2018 - but a ticket for the final could cost up to US$1,607.
Qatari residents, including migrant labourers whose treatment has been a source of controversy for the organisers, will be able to get tickets for as little as US$11.
Fans who apply now for the different packages - for individual games or following a team, or for special stadium tickets - will go into a draw after the first deadline on Feb 8. Fifa said fans who are successful in a random draw will be told by March 8.