Argentina and soccer celebrity Lionel Messi seem like a high draw on the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
With about 80 days to go till the 64-game event in Qatar, Argentina’s group sport in opposition to Mexico on Nov. 26 is the best-selling ticket adopted by the two-time World Cup champions’ matchup with Saudi Arabia on Nov. 22, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 CEO Nasser Al Khater instructed Qatar Information Agency Thursday.
Argentina has received all three World Cup conferences with Mexico (1930, 2006, 2010), together with two Spherical of 16 conferences — a 3-1 victory in 2010 in South Africa and a 2-1 win in additional time in Germany.
This 12 months’s rematch and Argentina’s tilt with Saudi Arabia on the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium are bought out. Lusail Stadium, which has the most important capability of any of the eight World Cup 2022 venues, will host ten video games together with the Dec. 18 last.
Qatar represents one other alternative for one of many giants of the sport to re-write his World Cup legacy.
Messi, 34, performed in his first of 4 World Cup round-of-32 tournaments in 2006 and got here closest to successful the coveted title in 2014 when Argentina misplaced to Germany within the last. Messi scored 4 of his six all-time World Cup targets in that event in Brazil earlier than Germany’s extra-time heartbreaker, a classy volley from Mario Götze.
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Poland joins Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia in Group C, one among eight teams within the 32-team event that kicks off Nov. 20 when the host nation takes on Ecuador.
Greater than 2.5 million tickets have been bought for World Cup matches with one other ticket drop coming in September, FIFA mentioned earlier this month. Qatar, the U.S., England, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, France, Argentina, Brazil and Germany lead in gross sales by nation of residence, in response to a assertion from FIFA.
Over the past gross sales interval, from July 5 to Aug. 16, greater than 520,500 tickes had been bought, the group mentioned.
About 2 million World Cup tickets had been positioned on basic sale and 1 million had been allotted for FIFA stakeholders, equivalent to member federations, sponsors and broadcasters, plus hospitality applications. Extra seats sometimes turn into out there as stakeholders return a few of their allocation. Followers whose groups are eradicated additionally have a tendency to show of their tickets.
Tickets gross sales are paused till at the least late September, when FIFA will present an replace on the ultimate spherical of gross sales.