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a new monumental quack caused a scandal

After only two days of competition, the World Cup in Qatar remains the subject of much criticism. After the ban on the sale of alcohol, the armband controversy, the issue of human rights or the air conditioning running at full speed, it is now the box office that 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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Great because Al Bayt Stadium has a maximum capacity of 60,000 people. Yesterday, the same at Al Thumama Stadium. Theater in the match between Senegal and the Netherlands (0-2), the enclosure has a capacity of 40,000 seats. But again the announcer announced that 41,721 spectators were there to witness the Dutch victory. This caused quite a bit of derision on social networks, with one Dutch fan writing: “the new rules say that official attendance must include people who want 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 in terms of the organization. “Open doors in Senegal – Holland: you can enter it without a ticket!”wrote feel this Tuesday. The Spanish daily reported that the match started with many empty seats in the stands and that the enclosure was gradually filled after a computer problem at the entrance. It was therefore possible to enter the stadium without a ticket after a fault in the ticketing system and the turnstile. People only had to show Hayya (entry permit in Qatar and we have that if we have at least bought a ticket to a World Cup match).

And some have evidently 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, especially linked to the application that FIFA has created for everything related to ticket sales, caused the opening of all the doors of the stadium. The organizers tried to cope by trying to see who had a ticket or not. But it was obviously too complicated and many could access the stadium without having precious sesame. The sun also tells that some English supporters, who had bought tickets, missed the start of the match against Iran (6-2) after the technical error. Qatar and FIFA will need to quickly resolve these issues.

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