Tickets for two games featuring Lionel Messi’s Argentina, have been the top attractions for fans at this year´s World Cup in Qatar, according to the chief organiser. Argentina’s first round group games against arch-rivals Mexico, on Novemeber 26 and Saudi Arabia, on November 22, were the “most requested”, Naser Al-Kaher, CEO of the Qatar Prganization Commitee, told the QNA national news agency on August 24th.
The Argentina-Mexico match was sold out in the first round of online sales at the start of the year, the official added.
Both matches will be at the 80.000-capacity Lusali Stadium, where the World Cup final will be staged on December 18.
The FIFA said in August, 2.45 million of total 3.2 million tickets have been sold for the first World Cup in the Arab nation, qith more than one million going to sponsors and FIFA partners.
Argentina and Mexico have been named among the top ticket-buying countries, along with Qatar, the united States, England, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, France, Brazil and Germany.
Qatar said it expects about 1.2 million visitors at the 32-nations event starting November 20.