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'Flooded with sewage!' - fans at World Cup want to leave Qatar early due to awful conditions of facilities

Ryan Sidle

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'Flooded with sewage!' - fans at World Cup want to leave Qatar early due to awful conditions of facilities

A group of fans from Australia want to leave the World Cup early after complaining about the shocking state of their accommodation in Qatar.

On the pitch, it's been a mixed bag for the supporters, flicking between too many 0-0 draws and a whole host of exciting upsets, with Wales' loss to Iran the latest.

Off the pitch, meanwhile, it's been much of the same. Just days before the World Cup started, fans were dealt the huge blow that they wouldn't be allowed to drink in stadiums during the games.

The aforementioned had initially been expected to be allowed, even if the cost of drinking in the Middle East was thought to be coming at a huge cost.

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There have also been issues with accommodation for fans, which was always going to be more of an issue at this World Cup than in previous tournaments.

Some fans were not able to access their rooms when they first arrived, leaving some people being forced to sleep rough for a night.

There were refunds offered or a change of accommodation free of charge, but not everyone's problems have been worked out, despite being five days into the tournament.

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According to the Daily Mail, a group of fans, many from Australia, have complained of 'flooding' in their accommodation, with 'sewage' in their rooms for two days.

Fan accommodation at the World Cup in Qatar has come under scathing criticism. Image: Alamy
Fan accommodation at the World Cup in Qatar has come under scathing criticism. Image: Alamy

"Anyone else in the fan villages having a horrible experience? Leakage in the bathroom causing flooding, no hot water, customer service have been overrun with people's complaints," one fan posted.

"Honestly don't know what to do. We're considering selling our tickets and leaving early but I think our chances for a refund on the accommodation are low."

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Another added: "We are in the Baraw village and our apartment has been flooded with sewage two days in a row. That said, they reckon they have now fixed it and there are a team of cleaners here but they also said that yesterday.

"We gave up and found accommodation elsewhere."

While one fan rather insensitively compared it to "on par of being a refugee camp."

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Another Australian fan will be cursing his look in the Middle East for a whole different reason after spotting himself on the big screen.

During his side's first game of the competition against France, the cameras picked up one Socceroos fan who clearly didn't want to be on TV.

He spotted himself before turning to his mate to say, "Jesus, we’re on the f*cking tele."

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Football fans were absolutely loving his extremely Australian reaction, and others thought that maybe he was spotted where he shouldn't have even been.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Football World Cup, Australia, Qatar

Ryan Sidle
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