FIFA has announced that the FIFA Qatar World Cup tickets will go on sale in January 2022. The association has also added that only vaccinated fans will be allowed inside the stadium.
“Tickets for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Qatar in the United Arab Emirates will be up for sale in January 2022,” says the spokesperson for FIFA Qatar World Cup. “Those planning to buy the tickets to the most-awaited sporting event in the world must note that they must get vaccinated for COVID-19 before they give shape to their travel plans. Only those fans who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed inside the stadium.”
This FIFA World Cup is unique in many ways. Unlike previous World Cups when fans had to fly around the host country to catch their favorite teams and matches, this time around that won’t be necessary.
Qatar has built eight stadiums for the FIFA 2022 World Cup tournament and they are all within close proximity of the capital Doha. This is a major step taken by the Qatar administration to address the risk concerns as the pandemic is still around and it is very important to plan every step carefully.
Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani has announced that Qatar is trying to secure one million doses of vaccines to offer the to those fans who want to watch the 2022 World Cup but are unable to get vaccinated in their country.
“FIFA takes note of the plan announced by Qatar’s prime minister and is grateful for the host country’s continued efforts to provide the best possible conditions for fans attending the FIFA World Cup in 2022, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” FIFA said in a statement.
At the end of 2019, when the coronavirus first emerged and extended its stay into the start of 2020, and beyond, few could have imagined that the health crisis would stretch into 2021. Midway through 2021, the world is still battling the pandemic and finding ways to restore normalcy in every area of life.
The public health measures introduced across the world to control the pandemic has affected sports the most. Football tournaments came to a grinding halt across the world. Mid-2021, things are looking a bit better and some countries are running trials by allowing a limited number of fans into stadiums to watch games.
With vaccines being rolled out by nearly every country rapidly, there is hope that the situation might become near-normal – just in time for FIFA 2022.
The FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar is still some time away and the FIFA President is confident that venues will be packed for the FIFA matches.
Nasser Al-Khater, Qatar World Cup chief said, “With two years to go until the FIFA World Cup in 2022, we do hope that the world goes back to normal and that people can enjoy their lives as they previously did.”