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3m applications for FIFA World Cup final tickets

FIFA has received three million requests for World Cup final tickets as the application period for Qatar 2022 games comes to a close.

According to data revealed to the Associated Press, the global governing body has received around 40 applications for each seat at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium ahead of the Qatar 2022 finale in December.

The data also shows that there have been 2.5 million ticket requests to see Argentina play Mexico in the group stages at the Lusail. Some 1.4 million fans are hoping to see England face the US at the Al Bayt Stadium.

Overall, there have been more than two million ticket requests from the US, England and host nation Qatar after the second phase of sales.

Some 23.5 million ticket requests were made for the most recent random selection draw sales period which closed last Thursday. The large number of applications is believed in part to be because fans can attend more than one game per day because the venues are close in proximity to each other.

Following the application phase, FIFA Ticketing will verify ticket requests and make sure they meet the sales regulations and household restrictions before allocating the tickets.

Should the number of tickets applied for exceed the available ticket inventory for the domestic or international markets, tickets will be allocated through a random selection draw process.

Applicants will be notified by May 31 on whether they have been successful. This also coincides with the scheduled payment period, where Qatari residents will have to pay using methods from Visa while international fans have multiple options to pay.

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