World Cup 2022: The truth about ‘fake’ Qatar fans

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The fans are normally an important part of any World Cup.

With thousands of seats left empty in early World Cup games, as well as growing allegations of ‘fake’ fans being paid to fill the streets of Doha, crowds in Qatar are once again under the spotlight.

Investigating allegations of fake fans in Doha, the BBC found that supporters supplied from many countries received free flights and accommodation in return for posting positive claims about the tournament on social media, as well as the obligation to like and share other documents online.

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“Fake” fans in the street

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Argentina’s Indian fans celebrating the South American team’s victory in the 2021 Copa America.

As the first game approached, hundreds of fans waving flags from countries around the world were seen singing in the streets of Doha.

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