The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 recorded a high fan attendance of 3,404,252 fans over the tournament period from Nov. 20 till Dec. 18.
The final match on Sunday at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, that saw Argentina defeating France 4-2 on penalty shootout, recorded the groundbreaking attendance of 88,966 spectators.
The fan attendance at the end of the group stage of the tournament amounted to 2,457,059 fans, while the round of 16 of witnessed the presence of 411,609 fans in eight matches.
In the quarter-finals, 245,221 fans were recorded in the stands - 43,893 fans in the Croatia-Brazil match at the Education City Stadium, 44,198 fans in the Morocco-Portugal showdown at Al Thumama Stadium, and 88,235 fans in the Netherlands-Argentina clash at Lusail Stadium, and 68,895 in the France-England match at Al-Bayt Stadium.
A total of 157,260 fans attended the semi finals at stadiums of Lusail and Al Bayt. The Argentine-Croatia clash saw an attendance of 88,966 fans, while Morocco against France at Al-Bayt Stadium witnessed the presence of 68,294 fans.
The third-place play-off match, which was held yesterday between Morocco and Croatia at Khalifa International Stadium, and ended with a 2-1 victory for Croatia, witnessed the attendance of 44,137 fans.
The World Cup in Qatar ranked third in the fan attendance in the history of the championship (3,404,252 fans), while the World Cup in America 1994 topped the list with 3,587,538 fans, and the Brazil 2014 came second with an attendance of 3,429,873 fans.