It was reported that over 800,000 tickets were sold for the World Cup in Qatar in the first phase.
Fans have bought 804,186 tickets for matches at the World Cup in Qatar in the first phase of sales, said FIFA, soccer’s world governing body and tournament organizers.
Photo via Twitter (@433)
According to Reuters, FIFA said interest in tickets mainly came from Qatar, the United States, England, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, India, Brazil, Argentina and Saudi Arabia.
And people have been buying these tickets a year in advance, which also means these fans have almost a year to plan all their itineraries, accommodations, flights and necessary leave applications in order to attend one of the world’s biggest sporting events!
Recently, a tweet went viral of a Japanese fan who was captured in a photo thanking his boss for giving him two weeks off so that he could attend the World Cup in Qatar.
Many were captivated by the man’s huge smile as he sat among the other spectators who were there to show support for their favorite teams. The man is seen holding a piece of paper saying: “Dear my boss, thank you for my 2 weeks off!”
What a cool boss!
Photo of the man went absolutely viral on social media after the Japanese team managed to defeat the German team with a score of 2 - 1 in the World Cup Group Stage on Wednesday (23 November).
Wah, so lucky!
Not only did he get two weeks off work to watch the World Cup, he also managed to see his team win against Germany, one of the world’s most successful teams in national tournaments.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat