Tickets for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ are now on sale.
Prices for group-stage match tickets start at QAR25 and can be purchased online through the official ticketing website. Spectators from outside Qatar can also purchase tickets from the same website. Hayya will not be a mandatory prerequisite to enter stadiums.
Spectators can book seats for any of the 51 matches that will take place in Qatar between 12 January and 10 February. This includes the opening and final matches at Lusail Stadium – an 88,966-seat venue that hosted the final match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
The announcement was made by the tournament’s Local Organizing Committee during a press conference where officials discussed plans to host Asia’s marquee national football competition for the third time, after successfully hosting it in 1988 and 2011.
According to Hassan Al Kuwari, Marketing and Communications Executive Director of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Local Organizing Committee, they anticipate tremendous interest in the tournament, which will see the best players from across Asia compete for glory.
Nine stadiums will host 51 matches between 24 teams, drawn into six groups. Seven of the venues previously hosted matches during Qatar 2022 – Lusail, Al Bayt, Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Ahmad bin Ali, Al Thumama and Education City stadiums. Two other stadiums – Jassim bin Hamad and Abdulla bin Khalifa stadiums – have been added to the roster of state-of-the-art facilities that will host the tournament.
Spectators will be able to follow their favourite team through the group stage and into the knockout round. All matches will have accessible seats available to ensure that physically challenged fans can enjoy a barrier-free experience. This includes wheelchair-accessible seating as well as seats for people with limited mobility.
Several cultural and entertainment activities have also been planned for the tournament.
More high-profile events from Qatar Tourism
Qatar Tourism Marketing and Promotion Sector Chief Engineer Abdulaziz Ali Al-Mawlawi said that Qatar’s exemplary hospitality, smooth operations and exceptional cultural and leisure attractions were felt by millions of football fans during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
In 2024, we look forward to welcoming many more fans and inviting them to experience the country’s expanded hospitality landscape presented by Qatar Tourism, from new hotel openings to recently established entertainment attractions.
Engineer Al-Mawlawi said that Qatar Tourism will host several high-profile events that cater to diverse tastes and interests. Entering Qatar is also made simpler with 95 countries granted visa-on-arrival and the unified visa process presented on the Hayya platform.
Six groups, 24 teams
The Qatari national team will enter the tournament as defending champions, having claimed the prestigious title in 2019 after an impressive unbeaten run. The team Al Anabbi have been drawn into Group A alongside China, Tajikistan and Lebanon.
The other groups that will make up the field of 24 teams are
- Group B: Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, India
- Group C: Iran, UAE, Hong Kong, Palestine
- Group D: Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Vietnam
- Group E: South Korea, Malaysia, Jordan, Bahrain
- Group F: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand
Qatar’s compact nature means that the farthest distance between any two stadiums is 75 km. This will enable fans to attend more than one match per day. Visiting fans will be able to stay in one venue throughout the tournament, as they make their way between stadiums using a modern road infrastructure and rail network.
All tickets for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ will be digital and can be presented as mobile tickets from any mobile device. Fans will be able to download the tickets to their digital wallets, which means they don’t need Internet connectivity at the stadium. This creates both a seamless and paper-free experience, reaffirming Qatar’s commitment to delivering a sustainable tournament.
Fans wishing to resell their tickets will be able to do so through the tournament’s official ticket resale platform.
For any ticket-related enquiries, fans can get in touch with the tournament’s ticketing team through their official email [email protected] or via the tournament’s social media channels.
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