“We tried calling FIFA and the automated system disconnected us. People with tickets to the 4pm match are being told to go to the stadium directly.”
It is the latest logistical issue facing fans who have travelled to Qatar. Tournament organisers U-turned on their beer policy 48 hours before the start of the tournament.
Fans initially expected to be able to buy Budweiser – one of FIFA’s largest World Cup sponsors – inside the stadium and around the grounds before and after matches. But FIFA announced on Friday that beer sales would be limited to official fan parks and licensed venues, including hotels. Supporters have struggled to buy alcohol.