For the Football World Cup in Qatar, around 800,000 tickets have so far been sold.
This was announced by the World Association FIFA on Wednesday.
Tickets for the opening match and the final were therefore particularly desirable.
In addition to Qatar, England, the USA or Mexico, Germany is also one of the ten countries from which most tickets were purchased.
In addition, demand in the United Arab Emirates, India, Brazil, Argentina and Saudi Arabia was high.
On Friday (18.00 pm / ARD), the World Cup groups are drawn in the Katarische capital Doha.
On April 5, the second sales phase begins.
A total of 804,186 tickets were sold in the first phase.