The World Cup in Qatar receives a huge number of visitors, and this is its ranking in the history of the finals
Today, Monday, the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) announced that more than a million visitors went to Qatar during the 2022 World Cup, which began on November 20 and ended on Sunday, while 3.4 million fans watched the matches in the stadiums.
Qatar News Agency (QNA) recorded 3,404,252 spectators, which is the third highest attendance for the FIFA World Cup, after the United States in 1994 (3,587,538) and Brazil in 2014 (3,429,873).
According to the Qatari agency, 2,457,059 people attended the group stage, 411,609 in the round of 16, 245,221 in the quarter-finals, and 157,260 in the semi-finals.
The final match, which Argentina beat France on penalties (4-2 on penalties, regular and extra time 3-3), gathered 88,966 spectators, the maximum capacity of Lusail Stadium, and 44,137 fans attended the third-place match.
FIFA stated that the average crowd attendance in the stadiums was 96.3%, while the stands appeared scattered during some group stage matches.
The total number of visitors announced the day after the tournament ended is in line with the organizers' latest estimates, who initially put the number at more than 1.2 million.
Saudi Arabia, India, the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico were the countries most represented, according to world football's governing body.
Initially restricted to ticket holders only, entry requirements have been gradually eased before and during the tournament.
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