FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Media coverage

Qatar 2022 received the largest media coverage in FIFA World Cup history, with thousands of media professionals and journalists reporting on the tournament. This edition was unique in that it offered accredited media representatives with centralised, state-of-the-art infrastructure and services thanks to the fact that all of the action was concentrated in and around Doha. 

FIFA’s media accreditation application was open to media and non-rights holders and received over 12,000 applications, over 8,000 of which came from the host country.

Accreditations issued18,000
Written media
International journalists1,765
Domestic journalists69
Total written media1,834
International photographers726
Domestic photographers33
Total photographers759
Non-Rights Holders (NRH)
International NRH journalists168
Domestic NRH journalists87
Total NRH journalists255
International NRH camera operators77
Domestic NRH camera operators30
Total NRH camera operators107


FIFA worked alongside its many Media Rights Licensees (MRLs) to offer football fans worldwide the best possible viewing experience during the World Cup. The breakdown of theMRLs involved at the tournament is as follows: 

  • MRLs: 356   

  • MRLs in Qatar: 224   

  • MRL individual accreditations issued: 7,888 

  • MRLs at the International Broadcast Centre: 78 

  • MRLs at the final: 204 – TV: 126, radio: 64 and others (news agencies and others): 14

See the full list of MRLs here:

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The 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 15:56