FIFA (the International Federation of Football Associations) is preparing to start selling tickets for the 2022 World Cup from January, but is awaiting a clear decision on making the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for spectators. World football’s governing body became aware of the need for vaccinations last weekend.
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Here, Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani announced this through state media. Although FIFA will not comment on plans to make vaccinations mandatory, it will discuss the logistics of vaccinating thousands of fans arriving from overseas.
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“More details on this matter will be provided at an appropriate time before the start of ticket sales for the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022, which is currently scheduled for January 2022,” FIFA said in its statement. Sheikh Khalid had said that he is trying to arrange 1 million doses of the vaccine for the fans coming to Qatar who have not taken the vaccine.