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Tickets for all 2021 FIFA Arab Cup – Qatar matches back on sale tomorrow!

With roughly two months to go until the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup – Qatar, fans have another chance to secure their tickets for the first FIFA pan-Arab tournament as of tomorrow (September 28) via FIFA.com/tickets, starting at 12:00 AST/11:00 CET. While a random selection draw applied during the exclusive Visa Presale, spots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis this time and will be confirmed immediately after payment. Tickets for all matches are still available, including the curtain-raisers at two brand-new stadiums that will be used at the FIFA World Cup 2022™: the stunning Al Bayt and the groundbreaking Ras Abu Aboud.

Those landmark inaugurations headline an action-packed first matchday, with Al Bayt welcoming fans for the first time to host Qatar’s opener against Bahrain at 19:00 local time, while Ras Abu Aboud will do the honours for the encounter between the UAE and Syria at 22:00. As the timings of three matches on that day have been slightly adjusted, an updated match schedule can be found on FIFA.com. Tickets that have already been purchased for these matches remain valid despite the changed kick-off times.

Fans will be able to attend two out of the four matches taking place daily during the group stage, as long as there are four hours in between kick-offs to allow enough time to get to the second stadium using public transport. Team-specific ticket series will also be available once again during this sales phase, which will conclude on Tuesday, October 12 at 12:00 AST/11:00 CET. Finally, the last-minute sales phase will start on Tuesday, November 2 and run until the end of the tournament.

A selection of affordable tickets will be available, with prices ranging from QAR 25 for a category 4 ticket (Qatar residents only) for the group matches to QAR 245 for a category 1 ticket for the final. A full overview of the sales phases and ticket prices is available at FIFA.com/tickets. Visa, the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, is the preferred payment method for fan ticket purchases for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021.

Regional talent on display

The 2021 FIFA Arab Cup – Qatar will offer a glimpse of what to expect one year later at the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar. During the first FIFA pan-Arab football tournament, spectators and competitors alike will experience Qatar’s hospitality as 16 teams from across the Arab world take the pitch between Tuesday, November 30 and Saturday, December 18, 2021. Besides Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud, Al Thumama, Ahmad Bin Ali, Education City and Al Janoub stadiums, all built from scratch in preparation for 2022, complete the line-up of magnificent FIFA Arab Cup venues.

Twenty-three national teams were invited to participate, with seven out of 14 advancing from the round of qualifying matches to meet hosts Qatar and the eight highest-ranked nations, who qualified directly. The 16 teams will now compete in a group stage followed by knockout matches, making for a total of 32 games played over 19 days.

As the tournament will take place at the same time of the year as football’s global showpiece in 2022, fans and teams will enjoy mild temperatures, ranging between 15 and 24°C. Similarly, as in the FIFA World Cup next year, the host country’s compact nature will offer minimal travel distances between venues and an exciting match schedule, allowing fans to purchase selected tickets for more than one match per day during the group stage while ensuring sufficient travel times between kick-offs.

Fan ID

The Fan ID is a smart-technology identification card designed to provide fans with the ultimate experience in Qatar, and will be mandatory for all ticket holders that attend the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup matches, taking place in Qatar from 30 November to 18 December. It will serve as a means of identification and provide access into the State of Qatar and tournament stadiums. The Fan ID will also provide ticket holders with access to a number of services and benefits relating to transportation, tourism and others in order to enhance their experience while in Qatar.

Fans planning to attend the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup should apply for their Fan ID once they have paid for their match tickets and have received their ticket application number by email. Applications for the Fan ID can be submitted online via the host country entry portal website (FAC21.qa, live from September 28), where more information can be found.

The Fan ID is operated by the government of the State of Qatar. FIFA is not responsible for its application process, issuance and/or use.

COVID-19 measures

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and as was the case for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup – Qatar qualifiers held in June 2021, the host country will provide the required safeguards to protect the health and safety of all involved in the competition. Attendees must follow the travel advice from the Qatari authorities and the guidance from Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health.

Additional information on COVID-19-related safety measures to access the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup – Qatar stadiums will be available at FIFA.com. To date, ticket holders are required to be fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health .

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