The World Cup is undoubtedly the grandest footballing event on this planet. Fans from all over the world make their quadrennial pilgrimage to the host country to voice their support.
The first phase of ticket sales of the 2022 World Cup had seen FIFA sell around 800000 tickets. Indians were among fans who applied for most tickets, seventh among the top countries. The stadiums in Qatar will be chalk-a-block and it now remains to be seen whether it can set a new cumulative attendance record.
However, the 1950 final between Brazil and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro remains the most attended match in World Cup history with 173,850 official spectators. Whereas, there have been two other instances when the attendance figures crossed the 100,000 mark. And both of them happened to take place at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico with the host team in action.
Let us now take a look at the most attended games in FIFA World Cup history.