‘Disappointing and unsurprising’: Qatar 2022 organisers reject ‘fake fan’ claims

Local support for teams is genuine, insists Supreme CommitteeVideo of Indian fans greeting England team have gone viral

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has rejected accusations there are fake paid football fans at the World Cup, after videos of Indian expats cheering on the England team in Doha went viral on social media.

Some greeted the clips with scepticism, although the Guardian spoke to half a dozen supporters on the ground who said they were originally from Kerala and displayed a broad knowledge of the England team and the Premier League. Other locals have been seen chanting their support for Argentina and Brazil.

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Posted on: 2022-11-26 12:16