Updated: September 22, 2022
As mentioned earlier, for Qatar 2022 and now we know the teams and schedule.
Phase: Phase 4: Last Minute Ticket Sales
Version: First Come First Serve
Starts: 27 September 2022 at 11:00 CET / 12:00 (midday) Doha time
Ends: End of World Cup
Read below for the summary of information on ticket phases…
How to Apply
How Much Do Qatar 2022 Tickets Cost?
All prices shown below are in QAR (Qatari Rial).
A quick site for conversion to your local currency is https://www.oanda.com/currency-converter.
For comparison to USD, every 100 QAR is approximately $27 USD (per January 19th). Use the link or your own source as currencies are a fluid value.
Tell Me More About Payment
You need to pay via a Visa card (official sponsor).
Also, your tickets are NOT official until payment is confirmed and you must confirm payment before each Phase ends.
For “first come, first serve” phases, your payment is at the time of confirming your ticket request.
What Type of Tickets Can You Apply For?
The image below summarizes the various ticket types.
It is important to note there are 3 different Team Specific Tickets:
- TST3 = Group Games only
- TST4 = Group Games + Round of 16
- TST7 = Every game
Within each type (Individual, TST, Stadium, etc) is 3 Categories where:
- Category 1 = Center of field (think 18 to 18)
- Category 2 = Corners
- Category 3 = Behind the goal
Note: The category does not determine how close you get to the field – only where in the stadium you sit. So you could gate Category 1 and be the last row in the highest section but at midfield and Category 3 where you are front row but directly behind the goalie.
Random lottery. What does this mean? During this entire phase, the order in which you submit your ticket requests does not matter. Whether you are the first person to apply or the last person to apply, you have equal chances for receiving tickets.
January 19th through February 8th.
Starts after the actual “Final Group Draw” which is when we find out who plays who, at what stadium and when.
Has 2 sub phases:
- First Come First Served (Mar 23, 2022 to Mar 29, 2022)
- Random Lottery (April 5, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022)
- Payment Starts May 31 and ends Jun 15
Can you explain Random Lottery Again?
You do NOT need to be the first in line to request tickets. It is similar to the first phase of ticket sales where you have an equal chance (in theory) of receiving tickets whether you are the first person to do so on April 5th or last person to do so on April 28th!
Don’t forget to apply for your Hayya Card (Fan ID!)!
When do we find out about tickets and make payment for Phase 2.b?
Answer: May 31 was a happy day!
On May 31, you can check your ticket application to see your status. This also means that the payment period will not start earlier than May 31.
Everyone “will receive an email communication from the FIFA Ticketing Centre with further information about payment, including the steps to follow and the deadline to pay for your tickets.”
UPDATE: Sales Phase and Payment Over
Phase 3 – Last Minute Tickets
When Does This Start
CONFIRMED it is – July 5th, 2022 at 11:00 CET / 12:00 (midday) Doha time
There’s no word yet on the resale portal.
Type of Phase
First Come, First Serve, On-demand tickets.
So this will be the toughest period to obtain a ticket as it is a first come, first serve basis.
Check the site often as our Tweet Suggests:
Phase 4 – Last Minute Tickets
When Does This Start
27 Of September
We also know this will last through the end of the tournament.
What Type of Sales Is This Phase
You see a ticket you like, you will need to submit your credit card.
Over the Counter Purchases
Over-the-counter sales will also start in Doha following the launch of the last-minute sales phase.
Is There Another Way To Buy Tickets Officially?
Can You Resell Tickets?
YES…however, it is best to do this through the official, FIFA Ticket Resell portal.
Where’s the Ticket Resell Portal?
You received tickets for a team you don’t want to see? You can no longer attend the dates you selected earlier?
No worries – that’s why there’s a portal.
Read more about the Official Resale Portal.
Is There a Fee?
Yes…of course. FIFA will take a small % (and ONLY if your ticket is actually purchased!) so that means you get most of your money back.
Here’s an image from the platform.
Wait – if tickets can be resold does that mean I still have a chance for tickets?
Exactly…there are times when a previous “sold out” game all of a sudden has tickets to purchase due to fans reselling. This doesn’t happen for every game and is clearly an act of fortuitous timing, but hey, it is possible!
Are World Cup Tickets Mobile or Paper?
We saw this recent update in FIFA’s communication and copying and pasting below:
“All successful ticket applicants who have purchased tickets online at FIFA.com/tickets during Sales Phase (1), Sales Phase (2) and Last Minutes Sales phases will have their tickets delivered as mobile tickets. Please note that if you are a holder of tickets for several matches at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, tickets may be delivered to you at different times.
Once the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ mobile ticket application is ready to be downloaded, we will give you all the details to learn your way through it, send tickets to your guests and access the stadium on a match day, among other functionalities. The mobile ticketing application is free to download.
FIFA Ticketing will announce when and how your tickets will be delivered in due course. This information will be communicated at FIFA.com/tickets.”
Mobile App Details
At this time, FIFA did release a youtube video on their ticketing mobile app for Qatar 2022; however, there hasn’t been any announced date of when fans can download it.
How Can “Guests” Access Their Tickets
In the FIFA Mobile App, it appears there will be a way to “send ticket” to each guest via email. You’ll need to ensure that your guest tickets are assigned, passport numbers and all.
Next Steps – Get a Fan ID (Hayya Card)
After applying, you’ll want to apply for your Fan ID (Hayya Card).
Video – Qatar2022 How To Apply
Qatar2022 posted on their youtube page a 2 minute video on the ticket application process.
View that video below👇
We will continue to update as we learn more…
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