The start of the World Cup has led to a increase of interest in the 64 matches over 29 days despite the Qatar controversy.
FIFA spokesman on Sunday has said that 2.95 million tickets had been sold up to Sunday’s opening day.
He stated that Qatar has already overtaken Russia 2018, when just over 2.4 million tickets were sold.
The spokesman said Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Mexico, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, India and Brazil were the top markets.
Recall, Gianni Infantino told a conference earlier that FIFA’s four-year revenues were estimated to hit $7.5 billion by the end of the year.
Infantino told the 211 member associations that the “amazing figures” came “in spite of Covid, in spite of different crises around the world”.
Infantino also said he wanted to see more games between national teams from different regions and a bigger Club World Cup. “We have some good ideas,” he added.
Don’t forget, Infantino is set to be re-elected unopposed at a congress in March after no rivals came forward in time to force an election.