The organizers of this year’s World Cup in Qatar said on Wednesday that about 1.2 million tickets have been sold. This is the first time that sales have been given a number.
Hassan Al-Thawadi, who is in charge of putting on the first World Cup in the Middle East in November and December, said that the number of people who wanted to go was “record-breaking.”
He said at the Qatar Economic Forum, “I think about 1.2 million tickets have already been bought.”
“So people are actually buying, and people are excited to go there. “There’s no question about it.”
The number was confirmed by people from the organizing committee, who said that in the two phases of sales, there were about 40 million requests.
The Qatari capital, Doha, which has about 2.4 million people, is getting ready for a huge number of visitors.