Updated 25 May 2022
The World Cup 2022 Qatar is just around the corner, and reigning champion France will be among the favorites as they attempt to retain their supremacy against top teams the likes of Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Spain and others.
Ticket sales are already underway for the tournament and we’ve compiled everything there is to know about World Cup tickets from prices, categories, phases, and how and where you can purchase them.
What are the prices of World Cup tickets?
Generally speaking, tickets for the Qatar World Cup will be the most expensive yet, with the average ticket price increasing by 46 percent since the tournament was held in Russia four years ago.
The most expensive Individual Match Tickets (IMT) are inevitably for the final match set to be held at the Lusail stadium at just over USD 1,600 (AED 5876). The cheapest tickets are for the group matches (excluding the opening game) at just under USD 11 (AED 40).
Prices differ between categories; Categories 1 to 3 are purchasable by anyone with Category 1 tickets being the most expensive. Category 4 tickets are available only to Qatar residents while the accessibility category is reserved exclusively for people with disability and/or limited mobility.
The following is the complete table for all available World Cup tickets.
Individual Match Tickets (IMT)
An Individual match ticket is a ticket for a specific match. These tickets are available for all matches of the competition. Prices are as follows (in QAR).
Note: The prices below do not include both category 4 and accessibility tickets. Prices have also been converted to USD and AED and are subject to change.
- Opening match: USD 302 – 617 (AED 1,109 – 2,266)
- Group Stage: USD 68 – 219 (AED 249 – 804)
- Round of 16: USD 96 – 274 (AED 352 – 1,006)
- Quarterfinals: USD 205 – 425 (AED 752 – 1,561)
- Semifinals: USD 357 – 955 (AED 1,311 – 3,507)
- Third-Place match: USD 205 – 425 (AED 752 – 1,561)
- Grand Final: USD 604 – 1,606 (AED 2,218 – 5,898)
Fans can apply for Supporter Tickets for the group stage matches played by their national team between Match 1 and Match 48.
Four Stadium tickets
Ticket packages for those who want to attend one match on a selected number of match days while visiting four different stadiums of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
How do I buy World Cup tickets?
First and foremost, fans can only purchase their tickets through FIFA’s official website. Fans acquiring tickets other than from FIFA’s official portal run the risk of them being invalidated and turned away at the stadium.
That said, the process of purchasing World Cup tickets is a bit more complicated than just doling out some cash and getting your seat. The first thing to do is to go to the FIFA portal, register yourself, and submit your World Cup ticket purchase application.
Due to the super high demand, FIFA has divided World Cup ticket sales into three phases as follows.
Phase 1 of the World Cup ticket sales began on 19 January and ended on 19 March 2022. This sales phase was composed of a random selection draw sales period and a First Come First Served (FCFS) sales period.
Phase 2 ticket sales began on 5 April and ended on 28 April 2022. This sales phase was composed of a random selection draw sales period and a First Come First Served (FCFS) sales period.
Phase 3 will commence later this year nearing the World Cup. Tickets will be available on a First Come First Served (FCFS) basis. We’ll update this section as soon as more details emerge.
Can World cup tickets be re-sold?
As mentioned, fans can only get valid tickets from FIFA’s official portal. If you’re looking to sell your ticket, the only way of doing so is by obtaining written permission issued by FIFA.