Three soccer fans' World Cup journey: how much does it cost? | Updated: 2022-11-22 06:40
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The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 officially started on Monday. According to Ctrip statistics, the number of tickets from China to Qatar for the period from Nov 20 to Dec 18 increased over 28 times compared with the same period in 2021, Economic View reported.

Three soccer fans shared their stories of traveling to Qatar for the World Cup and how much money they planned to spend.

World Cup signs with "La'eeb", the Official Mascot for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, at Villaggio Mall in Doha, Qatar on Nov 9, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

1. Vlogger experiencing World Cup for the fans

Peng Fei is a vlogger and has been broadcasting on soccer and the World Cup over the last year. He said most Chinese soccer fans cannot go to Qatar in-person, so he wants to experience the games for them as an ordinary fan.

Peng said the expenses were mainly in three fields, tickets, accommodation and transportation. His total budget for the World Cup is 100,000 yuan (about $14,000), including about 50,000 yuan for tickets and 30,000 yuan for accommodation. He said the price of the same hotel and room type he booked had increased more than 10 times on the opening day.

"I hope soccer fans can keep calm and be rational while holding enthusiasm and dreams," he said, adding "It is necessary to realize your dream within your capability."

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