World Cup 2022 tickets: Prices & how to buy

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Tickets are in demand as fans look to plan their trips to the Qatar World Cup - here's everything you need to know

The 2022 World Cup is a matter of months away and hosts Qatar are gearing up for a historic tournament.

With all 32 teams now identified and a route to the final drawn out for the favourites of the tournament, fans are eager to get their hands on the much sought-after tickets to the world’s biggest sporting event.

So how much are tickets and where can you buy them? GOAL brings you all the details you need to attend the tournament.

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How to buy World Cup 2022 tickets

World Cup tickets can be purchased through the official FIFA website, where fans will need to register an account on FIFA’s ticket portal.

For the 2022 World Cup, 1.8 million tickets have already been sold, with top ticket-buying nations being India, England, France, Canada, Spain, the USA, Germany, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, as well as the hosts, Qatar.

The second round of ticket sales, which FIFA described as a "random selection draw sales period", has now concluded, but fans will have one more chance to purchase tickets in the third and final round of sales tickets.

The third and final window for purchasing tickets will go live on Tuesday, July 5 at 10am BST (5am ET) and will close on close on August at 10am BST (5am ET).

Remaining tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and a queue system will apply in the event of high demand.

World Cup 2022 ticket prices

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FIFA has divided ticket prices for the World Cup into four categories.

Category one, two, and three will be available to fans all over the world via online ticket sales, while Category four is only available to Qatar residents.

The graphic above depicts ticket prices in Qatari riyals, the table below shows the price conversion from Qatari riayls to British pounds as of April 2022.

Match

Cat 1

Cat 2

Cat 3

Cat 4

Access.

Opening match (No 1)

£470

£334

£300

£41

£41

Group stage (No 2-48)

£167

£125

£52

£8

£8

Round of 16 (No 49-56)

£209

£156

£73

£14

£14

Quarter-finals (No 57-60)

£324

£219

£156

£62

£62

Semi-finals (No 61-62)

£518

£501

£271

£104

£104

Third-place match (No 63)

£324

£229

£156

£62

£62

Final (No 64)

£1,223

£763

£460

£156

£156

Will World cup tickets be on re-sale?

No, tickets will only be available through FIFA.com.

The only way to transfer or resell tickets is with FIFA's written permission, which will be published in the form of a Ticket Transfer and Resale Policy.

In short, if you purchase tickets elsewhere other than FIFA.com, you run the risk of them being counterfeit or being cancelled by FIFA with no refund.

What is FIFA's 'Sustainability Campaign'?

FIFA and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy have committed to reducing and offsetting all carbon emissions associated with the FIFA World Cup 2022 and they are urging ticket holders to get involved in reducing their carbon footprint during the tournament.

FIFA is encouraging fans to raise a "Green Card for the Planet" ahead of the tournament to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment, find out more about the campaign on the official FIFA website.

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