What you need to know less than 200 days from the World Cup in Qatar

With less than 200 days to go, the most inclusive sporting event on the planet, the World Cup, is almost here. Set in ethnically Islamic Qatar and the Middle East, fans and would-be participants would do well to learn some of the important details to prepare for the 2022 World Cup. Luckily for them, The Manual has the fans’ backs.

Below is a walk through key stats, country facts, sustainability efforts, ticketing, accommodation and flights, as the late November date of the world’s biggest event football is getting closer and closer.

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Ticketing

There were over 800,000 tickets sold in the first phase of ticketing, with the United States included in the top five countries leading the buying pack.

Tickets will be allocated in three phases through the official FIFA online ticketing portal. The final buying phase will open later this summer for the last chance for fans to buy World Cup seats. This “Phase 3” will include last-minute tickets available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can also book accommodation with hospitality packages as well as match tickets through the FIFA Hospitality Portal.

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Accommodation

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has launched an accommodation portal for fans attending this year’s World Cup, allowing them to book stays and apply for ‘Hayya Cards’, which will be required to attend. to matches. A Hayya card serves as an official entry permit into the State of Qatar, which will need to be presented at Al Bayt Stadium.

FIFA Portal offers a variety of accommodation options including hotels, apartments, villas and cruise ship cabins. The portal was designed to centralize booking options and control prices. Prices start at around $100 per room per night.

If they choose not to use the portal, fans can also book accommodation through traditional channels such as hotel and booking websites.

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Flights

International travelers can rest easy knowing that Qatar Airways has been voted ‘Airline of the Year’ by international airline rating organization, Skytrax, for an unprecedented sixth time. Qatar Airways is also the first global airline to earn Skytrax’s prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Aviation Safety Rating.

Getting to Doha Airport in Qatar is also designed to be a hassle-free experience. Qatar Airways has 12 US gateways and partnerships with major US carriers, American Airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines.

From now on, Qatar Airways is also launching fan travel packages that include official match tickets (covering all stages of the tournament), return flights and accommodation.

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Further information

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be the most compact FIFA World Cup in modern history. The small size of the country allows fans to access multiple matches and experience the full atmosphere.

As the first carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup, the 2022 squad have placed sustainability as a mainstay of the tournament with innovative stadium designs and legacy plans.

As the first FIFA World Cup held in the Middle East and the Arab nation, fans will also be able to experience the unique Qatari culture through world-class museums, beautiful beaches and traditional markets.

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