HOW deep is your pocket to watch the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar later this year?
For Zimbabweans with a taste for finer things in life and a bank balance to match that lifestyle, watching one of the biggest sporting events in the world can be a dream turned into reality.
Qatar is part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a bloc that also includes Dubai, which is home to thousands of Zimbabweans that left the country in search of greener pastures.
The World Cup tickets are now on sale and the cheapest has been pegged at US$11 for locals.
International fans will fork out US$69 for the cheapest ticket – about one third less than at Russia 2018 – according to news agency Reuters.
FIFA has, however, not announced how many fans will be allowed into stadiums for the first World Cup in an Arab country, which runs from November 21 until December 18.
The ticket for the December 18 final at Lusail Stadium costs US$1,607, up 46 percent from US$1,100 for the 2018 final.
Organisers have predicted up to 1.2 million visitors could pour in for the tournament.
Fans will need a special pass to access stadiums and this could include Covid testing and vaccination information.