The World Cup in Qatar overtook the tournament in Russia in terms of attendance at the group stage matches
MOSCOW, 3 Dec – Matches of the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar were attended by more fans than at the tournament in Russia, according to the website of the International Football Federation (FIFA).
A total of 48 group stage matches were attended by more than 2.45 million fans (more than 96% of the arena capacity), at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, attendance at this stage of the tournament was 2.17 million.
The FIFA release also notes that more than a million fans visited the official fan zone in Qatar, and the average congestion of the metro and tram network in Doha exceeded 707 thousand people.
The World Cup in Qatar will end on December 18.