a new monumental quack caused a scandal

After only two days of competition, the World Cup in Qatar continues to be the focus of much criticism. After the ban on the sale of alcohol, the controversy linked to the armband, the question of Human Rights or the air conditioning which is running at full speed, it is now the ticket office which is at the heart of the debates. Several hiccups have occurred since the start of the tournament. It started on Sunday in the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. The sun explains that the stadium announcer announced that 67,000 spectators were present in the stands.

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Amazing because the Al Bayt Stadium has a maximum capacity of 60,000 people. Yesterday even picked at Al Thumama Stadium. Theater of the match between Senegal and the Netherlands (0-2), the enclosure has a capacity of 40,000 places. But again, the announcer announced that 41,721 spectators were there to witness the victory of the Dutch. This caused some mockery on social networks where a Dutch fan wrote: “the new rules state that official participation must include people who would like to be there”. Nothing really bad in the background.

Spectators entered the stadium for free

On the other hand, Qatar was once again singled out with regard to the organization. “Open doors in Senegal – Netherlands: you can access it without a ticket!”a writing Mark this Tuesday. The Spanish daily reported that the match started with many empty places in the stands and that the enclosure was filled little by little following a computer problem at the entrance. It was therefore possible to enter the stadium without having a ticket following a failure of the ticketing system and the tourniquet. People only had to show the Hayya (entry permit in Qatar and that we have if we have at least bought a ticket for a World Cup match).

And some have obviously taken the opportunity to enter the stadiums. A huge hiccup which is not the only one. Indeed, this was also the case during the match between England and Iran, organized at the Khalifa International Stadium. The computer problem, linked in particular to the application set up by FIFA for everything relating to ticketing, caused the opening of all the doors of the stadium. The organizers tried to manage by trying to see who held a ticket or not. But that was obviously too complicated and many were able to access the stadium without having any precious sesame. The sun also says that some English supporters, who had bought a ticket, missed the start of the match against Iran (6-2) following the technical failure. Qatar and FIFA are going to have to deal with these issues quickly.

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