FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Ticketing and hospitality

The FIFA World Cup 2022™ Official Hospitality Programme included guaranteed match tickets and a range of other benefits based on the hospitality product chosen. The programme welcomed people from over 140 countries – who all brought their passion for football and excitement for the tournament to Qatar, making for a historic event.


Over 2 million tickets were sold for the most eagerly anticipated tournament in international football. Individual match tickets, in particular those for the opening match and final, were the most sought-after, while fans also snapped up Team Specific Ticket Series and Four-Stadium Ticket Series. The random selection draw sales and first come, first served periods gave fans another chance to secure tickets.


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average stadium occupancy


accessibility tickets sold


countries by ticket holder (based on main ticket applicant): Qatar, USA, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, UAE, Argentina, India, France, Brazil, Germany, Canada, Kuwait, Australia and Spain


Qatar, the smallest country to have hosted FIFA’s flagship event, prepared itself to welcome over 1 million visitors during the World Cup. A partnership with Qatar Airways and an early bird programme allowed supporters to book flights over 16 months prior to travel. The accommodation provision for fans included more than 130,000 rooms in 2-5star hotels, cruise ships, desert fan villages, apartments and villas. 

hospitality packages sold through the FIFA World Cup 2022 Official Hospitality Programme – the highest revenue in World Cup history, surpassing the record set by FIFA and MATCH Hospitality in Brazil in 2014


hospitality sales by country: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, United States, UAE, United Kingdom, India, Argentina, Brazil and Switzerland


hospitality sales by participating team: Mexico, Argentina, Qatar, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, England, France, Germany, USA and Ecuador

staff employed to deliver in-stadium, ticket inclusive hospitality across six product tiers 

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Tournament achievements

FIFA World Cup at a glance

A look-back at the tournament’s record-breaking success as 32 countries contested the month-long competition in Qatar.

Fan experience

Over 1.8 million fans visited Doha's FIFA Fan Festival to enjoy the live match broadcasts and vibrant entertainment at the greatest football party in the world.

Ticketing and hospitality

The Official Hospitality Programme was the most successful in the tournament's history. It included guaranteed match tickets and a range of other benefits.


Commercial Affiliates helped to bring the FIFA World Cup closer to fans globally and contributed to the successful delivery of the tournament across multiple functional areas.


A comprehensive, dedicated programme oversaw stadium energy and water impacts through efficient design, construction and operations.

Social impact

Under the Football Unites the World umbrella, FIFA teamed up with a range of international partners and organisations to promote and highlight causes such as antidiscrimination during the FIFA World Cup.

Last updated: Thursday, 23 March 2023 at 14:24