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The Messi effect: Fastest-selling World Cup tickets revealed

Argentina look set to prove the main attraction at the coming winter showpiece


A fresh insight into the ticket sales for individual fixtures at this year’s World Cup has, on Friday, been provided.

World football’s most high-profile international tournament is of course set to kick into gear this coming November, as 32 countries from across the globe come together in Qatar, to vie it out for the title of world champions.

On the back of the group stage draw for the showpiece being made official back in April, demand for tickets, in turn, has since been fierce.

Nasser Al-Khater, CEO for the competition, has therefore moved to provide an up to date insight into the endeavours of fans the world over to catch a glimpse of their nation lining out in Qatar in three months’ time.

And the figures have proven altogether noteworthy.

This comes with one nation in particular set to feature in the two most in-demand fixtures to date.

The outfit in question? Argentina.

The Albiceleste are primed to head to Qatar with spirits sky high in Lionel Scaloni’s camp, boasting the title of South American champions, and in the midst of a remarkable unbeaten run.

Add to this the pull of what is likely to prove a final chance to see Lionel Messi ply his trade at a major international tournament, and it is not difficult to see why Argentina’s group stage meetings with Mexico and Saudi Arabia are the current frontrunners when it comes to ticket sales for the 2022 World Cup.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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