FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is continuing to engage TV audiences around the world with record-breaking numbers across multiple markets.
In Japan, the group game between Japan and Costa Rica on Sunday (November 27) drew an average audience of 36.37 million viewers.
This surpassed the audience of their incredible comeback against Germany in their tournament opener by over 10 million and was 74% higher than the average domestic group stage audience during the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
On Thursday, November 24, in Korea Republic, 11.14 million people watched their tournament opener against Uruguay.
The broadcast saw a 97 percent increase in TV audience compared to the average for group stage matches at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014; 18 percent higher than at Russia 2018.
Fans in Europe have also been tuning in for the second round of group stage matches in great numbers.
On Sunday, November 28, 65 percent of people watching TV in Spain saw La Roja take on Germany in one of the most anticipated games of the tournament so far. About 11.9 million was the combined audience across coverage on La1 and GOL MUNDIAL, exceeding the audience of any group stage game for the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Qatar Tribune