England fans miss kick-off in Qatar amid ‘two-hour’ queue for Iran game

Hundreds of seats remained empty as England kicked off against Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday, when both nations began their Qatar World Cup campaigns.

There were reports of a two-hour-long queue outside the stadium, with Fifa saying ‘ticketing issues’ were to blame.

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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.

Ecuador went on to win the Group A clash by the same scoreline.

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