Argentina-Mexico Game Records Highest Attendance in World Cup after 94

  • Publish date: Monday، 28 November 2022
Argentina-Mexico Game Records Highest Attendance in World Cup after 94

Official statistics after the first round of FIFA World Cup™ group stage matches reveal that the average total match attendance is an outstanding 94% compared to the event's stadium capacities.

The Lusail Stadium attendance on Saturday 26 November during Argentina vs. Mexico was the largest in World Cup history since the 1994 championship game, which drew 94,194 attendees, according to a tweet on FIFA's Twitter account.

88,966 people watched the game at Lusail Stadium, according to FIFA.

The high attendance figures come after the recent revelation that preliminary comparable television viewing figures are up worldwide from the last FIFA World Cup™ edition. All 32 nations have already taken the field, and more than three million tickets have been sold for the competition.

Along with a total of 98,000 attendees throughout the day, the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Doha's Al Bidda Park on November 24 also had its biggest cumulative attendance. Every FIFA World Cup™ game is being displayed live on enormous screens, and fans from all over the world are taking advantage of the free intermission entertainment featuring some of the biggest names in the world's music scenes.

For each of the eight stadiums hosting matches at the 22nd edition of the tournament, FIFA earlier in the week defined the official capacities and tournament requirements. It has been proven that the capacity of Qatar's modern stadium is equal to or even exceeds the specifications set forth by FIFA.

FIFA demands that the final match and semifinals be held at stadiums that can hold a least of 80,000 and 60,000 spectators, respectively. However, the majestic Lusail Stadium can hold 88,966 spectators, while Al Bayt Stadium can hold up to 68,895 spectators. The demountable Stadium 974 is the smallest of all the Qatar 2022 venues, with a minimum seating capacity of 40,000 necessary for all other games (44,089).

Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 on Saturday in a wild atmosphere at Lusail Stadium to win their first World Cup match. Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez each scored two magnificent goals.

With three points, Argentina climbed up to the second place, one point behind leaders Poland, before playing two games in the last round of the group stage. With three points, Saudi Arabia is equal with Argentina for third place but is behind on goals scored.

Argentina's captain, Messi, stated the victory over Mexico on Saturday relieved some of the pressure on him following a shocking loss in the World Cup final's Group C opener against Saudi Arabia. As long as he feels confident, let him play in Poland in the final group-stage game.

"This is a heavy burden that we have thrown off our shoulders because everything is once again in our control, we feel calm", stated Messi.

He added: "The match had to be played that way, but we needed to win. We needed to win to calm everyone down and change how we were going to approach Poland's match."

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