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Qatar fails first test.

edited January 2011 in General Charlton
Qatar held the final of the Asian Cup yesterday (Japan beat Australia 1-0 aet) but its all kicked off here with complaints about the organisation.

Thousands of ticket holders were refused entry to the ground last night as the organisers had bussed in coachloads of Indian/Nepalese labourers to make the ground look full!!

Only problem being that they let these workers in at 3pm and kick-off was 6pm.
So all these poor japanese and aussie fans were all turned away as the stadium was supposedly already full.

Riot police with dogs were deployed, but not called into proper action luckily. Chaos outside and thousands of disappointed people.

Roll on 2022!!

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Comments

  • Well it really doesn't matter what they do between now and 2022 as i'm sure all the fifa knobs have already cashed their cheques (bribes) and besides, how many of them will be around in 11 yrs when the shit really hits the fan?
    By then it will be another load of freeloaders running the game who will wash their hands of any wrong doing whilst doing the very same thing themselves with the 2034 tournament
  • Why am I not surprised.

    Imagine travelling out there from Japan/Australia.Wherever with your ticket for the final and NOT getting in. Shambolic.
  • Off topic but this makes Japan unofficial world Champions
  • http://www.goal.com/en/news/3550/asian-cup/2011/01/29/2329203/police-denied-fans-with-tickets-access-to-japan-australia
  • [cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]Off topic but this makes Japan unofficial world Champions

    Good game actually and a great goal to win. Japanese football is great and I predict them to do well over the next couple of world cups. Along with South Korea, who have a recent world cup record that is better than England's, I think they play some of the most entertaining football in the world.

    As we all know Qatar is a joke host nation and I hope it goes horribly wrong for FIFA in 2022.
  • [cite]Posted By: Off_it[/cite]Why am I not surprised.

    Imagine travelling out there from Japan/Australia.Wherever with your ticket for the final and NOT getting in. Shambolic.

    2 aussies who flew over for the match ended up being arrested and put in jail for jumping over the fence into the stadium after being refused entry with their valid tickets.

    Friends of mine just walked straight into the ground without even showing their tickets, found people sitting in their seats and were moved to the VIP area above the Emir and ended up watching the game from armchairs in the stand!!

    Piss up & Brewery spring to mind.
  • [cite]Posted By: AshTray[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]Off topic but this makes Japan unofficial world Champions

    Good game actually and a great goal to win.

    Cracking goal to win it in the end.
  • 2022 will be fine. Good to see an Asian team win the Asian cup.
  • edited January 2011
    Japan have made great strides in both football and rugby
    Great to see them rewarded for their excellent national association (motto Green Grass and A Ball Expands the Circle of Friendship) and individual endeavour
    To get into the top two (professional) leagues, clubs need to be backed by their local government, a community of fans and have to have corporate sponsors rather than a parent company or a corporation.
    Japan has very strong links with Brazil due to migrations there in the late 19th century, so they have many excellent Brazilian players in their leagues
    I have watched a lot of Yokohama matches (my local team when staying over there), spurred on by their success in the late 90's. Kashima continue to be the Man U of J football, sadly.

    PS I like the fact that Japanese association changed their name from shu kyu (kick ball) to sak ka (soccer) after WW2 occupation
  • [cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]Off topic but this makes Japan unofficial world Champions

    They've been unofficial World Champions since October.
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