THE attendance of Holland’s win over Senegal was announced as 1,700 MORE than the stadium’s capacity.
And a vast amount of empty seats were spotted around the Al-Thumama Stadium throughout the game.
It was clear a large number of seats were empty for the game[/caption]
The official capacity for the stadium is said to be 40,000.
But the announcement over the loudspeaker towards the end of the Dutch’s 2-0 victory claimed 41,721 were present for the game.
And those on social media ripped into the attendance figure given.
One jokingly said: “The new rules are that official attendance must include people who would ‘quite like to have gone’.”
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Another added: “They’re getting 104% attendance at their games .”
And a third said: “Maybe they counted everyone twice?”
The attendance being reported as more than the capacity of the stadia is already becoming a theme at this World Cup.
Towards the end of the World Cup opener on Sunday, Qatar’s defeat to Ecuador was reported as raking in 67,000 spectators.
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That was despite the Al Bayt Stadium holding a capacity crowd of 60,000.
And fans have had difficulties getting into grounds after the Fifa ticket app went down ahead of England’s 6-2 win over Iran on Monday.
Three Lions supporters who missed the start of the match ended up being allowed in for free due to the technical failure.