When will World Cup 2022 tickets be released and how much will they cost?

Football’s coming… to Qatar (Picture: Getty)

The 2022 World Cup tournament is heading to Qatar in November this year.

And it’s going to be hot, as the Middle Eastern city of Doha is 20°C – 30°C in November.

Like booking any trip abroad, November’s not really that far away, so there is no wonder why many are already thinking about tickets.

And if England are set to top their incredible Euro 2020 performance, who wouldn’t want to be among the jubilant crowds when football finally comes home?

Here’s what you need to know about copping those all-important tickets.

When are World Cup 2022 tickets released?

Tickets are not currently on sale, and the release date has not yet been announced.

Doha’s Lusail National Stadium will host several 2022 World Cup games (Picture: Michael Regan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

When asked for a hint, FIFA told ‘Ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup 2022 are scheduled to start early next year.’

This suggests they’ll be available to buy or bid for in the next couple of months.

We recommend that you keep checking the tickets page on FIFA’s website for updates.

How much are World Cup 2022 tickets expected to be?

Unfortunately, the same goes for pricing too. It’s not yet known how much tickets will set you back.

However, the 2018 World Cup operated a system of pricing categories and ticket applications.

Anyone who sets up a ticketing account with FIFA could apply for tickets to as many matches as they liked. Tickets were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

England during the World Cup 2022 qualifier (Picture: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Ticket prices were also divided into four categories – including one for residents of the host country (Russia), plus categories one, two, and three.

Category one typically offered the best-positioned seats in the stadium (both upper and lower) – while two or three were situated elsewhere in the stadium. The more ‘normal’ tickets, if you like.

Costs varied massively. A category three ticket for a group stage match would’ve cost approximately £76. But for the final, a category one ticket could cost fans over £800.

It’s not clear what the exact costs will be for the 2022 World Cup – but whatever they are, you’ll need to factor in accommodation and other costs associated with going abroad.

If you’ve got a casual £1.8 million you’ve got lying around, you could book up this luxury VIP suite.

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