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The vast presence of Mexican fans has become a tradition in the World Cups. Every four years, support for the Mexican team increases: Brazil 2014 was followed by 34,000 fans, Russia 2018 was attended by 44,000 and in Qatar 2022 around 50,000 are expected, although they still need to secure the classification of the tricolor team.

With barely 24 hours elapsed from the ticket sales phase for the next world Cup, FIFA announced that 1.2 million applications were issued, with Mexico being one of the three countries that has submitted the most demand, behind the host Qatar and Argentina, and ahead of the United States, the United Arab Emirates, England, India, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and France.

The authorities of the embassy of Qatar in Mexico they have said that at least 50,000 Mexican fans are expected to attend the next World Cup.

Four years ago, with seven days to go until the opening match of the Russia World Cup 2018, FIFA reported that Mexico was the sixth country that had bought the most tickets with a total of 60,302, behind the host (871,797), the United States (88,825), Brazil (72,512), Colombia (65,234) and Germany (62,541). The Latin American fans were a pleasant surprise for the organizing committee.

According to the number of credentials known as FAN ID, there were 44,000 Mexicans attending the matches against Germany, Korea, Sweden and Brazil, that is, from the opening to the round of 16, Mexican fans were the majority.

On the other hand, for the 2014 Brazil worldcup, around 34,000 tickets were sold to Mexican fans, ranking behind countries such as Brazil (1,041,418), the United States (1,540,412), Australia (40,681) or England (38,043).

However, data from the Associated Press, taken up by El Financiero Bloomberg, indicated that this number did not take into account second-generation Mexicans in the United States. In the country of stars and stripes, 154,000 tickets were sold, of which it was estimated that a third were purchased by Mexican-Americans. In total, more than 60,000 fans would have supported the Tricolor. In Brazil 2014 the FAN ID credentials were not yet implemented.

Ticket costs for the first round of the Brazil World Cup They ranged from 900 to 1,200 pesos and represented the most accessible prices that would be available for at least the next 12 years.

In Qatar 2022 Ticket costs for the group stage range from 1,413 pesos to 4,502 pesos, amounts that will increase at each stage of the competition. In the final they will reach a maximum of 32,745 pesos.

FIFA recalled that during the first ticket sales period for Qatar 2022 applications can be submitted until February 8 at 13:00 Doha time. All tickets will be allocated once the application phase is completed and, in the event that demand exceeds supply for the national or international market, tickets will be awarded by lottery.

Before March 8, all applicants will receive information on whether their request was partially or totally accepted, or rejected, and both the instructions to be followed and the deadline to pay the assigned tickets will be provided.




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