There were reports of a two-hour-long queue outside the stadium, with Fifa saying ‘ticketing issues’ were to blame.
As a result of the queue, seemingly hundreds of seats were still empty as Gareth Southgate’s side began their World Cup with the Group B game against Iran.
This was following Sunday’s opening game of the tournament, where thousands of Qatar fans left at half-time as the host team entered the break with a 2-0 deficit against Ecuador.
I’m in Qatar trying to get into the England Iran match. I along with about 500 other people cannot get in because our tickets have vanished from the fifa app. Won’t accept email confirmation and no one is willing to help. #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/im8iIyxdOF
— Ali Azarian (@AlianoStaliano) November 21, 2022