In Europe, the 32 games played during last month's Qualifiers registered an average occupancy rate of 80 percent. In Asia, fan support and attendance figures grew/soared in the second window. In the Americas, Brazil proved they could pack venues too.
On the digital side, the number of video views more than doubled - 60 million in February, compared to 27 million last November.
The number of impressions of the digital campaign #ThisIsMyHouse went from 598 million during the November window to more than 878 million in last month's Qualifiers. This is, in part, a reflection of the campaign involving more national federations than in the first window.
While there is still one more window to be played in June-July before the First Round of the Qualifiers conclude, already 22 teams have secured their place into the Second Round. They are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.