Nearly 3mn World Cup tickets have been sold, FIFA said Sunday, as the governing body's president revealed the tournament has helped push revenues over the past four years to a record $7.5bn.
A FIFA spokesman told AFP that 2.95mn tickets had been sold up to Sunday's opening day.
The start of the World Cup has led to a surge of interest in the 64 matches over 29 days.
Queues have built up outside the FIFA ticket centre in Doha and fans report long waits to get onto the official online ticket platform.
Qatar has already overtaken Russia 2018, when just over 2.4mn tickets were sold.
The spokesman said Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Mexico, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, India and Brazil were the top markets. (AFP)
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