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In pics: FIFA investigates empty seats despite near sell-out

FIFA is probing why the official attendance was 27,015 while around 32,278 tickets were sold for the Egypt vs Uruguay match.

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FIFA is investigating why there were more than 6,000 unoccupied seats at the Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg, on June 15. (Image: Reuters)
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FIFA is investigating why there were more than 6,000 unoccupied seats at the Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg, on June 15. (Image: Reuters)

While two ends of the ground were largely full, there were patches of empty seats on both sides. (Image: Reuters)
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While two ends of the ground were largely full, there were patches of empty seats on both sides. (Image: Reuters)

The probe was sparked after the official attendance for the Egypt vs Uruguay match was 27,015, much lower than the 32,278 tickets that were sold, FIFA has said. (Image: Reuters)
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The probe was sparked after the official attendance for the Egypt vs Uruguay match was 27,015, much lower than the 32,278 tickets that were sold, FIFA has said. (Image: Reuters)

‘No show’ on match day by some could be one of the different factors on match day, FIFA has said while reports suggest some fans faced problems due to a complicated queuing system. (Image: Reuters)
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‘No show’ on match day by some could be one of the different factors on match day, FIFA has said while reports suggest some fans faced problems due to a complicated queuing system. (Image: Reuters)

The arena, which features giant temporary stands on both ends of the field that rise even above the roof, has a total capacity of 33,061. (Image: Reuters)
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The arena, which features giant temporary stands on both ends of the field that rise even above the roof, has a total capacity of 33,061. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Jun 17, 2018 01:24 pm
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