The lack of alcohol, Qatar’s terrible human rights record, and severe travel restrictions are reported to have deterred many fans from applying for or traveling to the Middle East.
And Qatar supporters have begun selling their tickets on resale websites since the host nation was eliminated after losing its first two games.
Thousands of tickets for Qatar’s final match against Holland at the World Cup, which has been characterized by empty seats at Doha’s stadiums, were also available today.
The police are on high alert following violent altercations between England and Wales supporters outside nightclubs in Tenerife on Friday night prior to the major match, which both teams are eager to win.
Two supporters from Hertfordshire, Sumit Bose, 54, and his son Kiran, arrived last night with tickets for today’s encounter between Ghana and South Korea and were surprised to be able to get two extra tickets for tomorrow’s World Cup group-deciding match.
Kiran, 24, who is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the London band Avenue, stated, “My father and I could not believe it when we went online on our phones at breakfast and received two tickets from the official portal.”
The graduate Barnet, who was wearing his England jersey, added, “We travelled over here ecstatic just to be at the World Cup, and never in our wildest thoughts did we expect to obtain England tickets.”
The only concern we had besides not seeing England was sleeping in the metal containers where FIFA had placed fans like us, but we made it through the first night.
I told my uncle in England through telephone. He has witnessed England at four World Cups and stated that he has never heard of England tickets not selling out at a tournament.
Only a handful of touts are expected to make the trek to the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium for tomorrow’s match between England and Wales, which will attract approximately 10,000 fans.
The 52-year-old Welsh supporter Duncan Jardine, who is accompanied by his girlfriend, children, and grandchildren, added, ‘We need to play well and also have a little luck.’
We haven’t defeated England since 1984, but we have everything to play for and can still advance in the tournament if we defeat them.
However, Jim Hewitt, 51, a manager from Nottingham, stated, ‘It will be an amazing encounter, and Wales will also be playing for their pride.’
But if Gareth Southgate chooses the proper team, I believe we should advance and win the group. Who then can say? Our country is long overdue for a trophy.
His 53-year-old friend from Derby, Ant Smith, adding, “This game should assist the England squad regain its focus following the dismal performance against the United States.”
We should defeat Wales and then take on more successful teams like as France if we believe we can go to the championship round.