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The biased fan data in the World Cup: this is the explanation of FIFA | Israel Hayom


According to the BBC's Rachel Burden, a spokesman for the world body claims that Qatar publishes the number of tickets sold and not the number of spectators present in the stadiums

The baldness in the stadium stands at the World Cup in Qatar is keeping the various media around the world busy, trying to find explanations for the strange phenomenon of the illogical amount of spectators.

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In a very large number of matches so far in the World Cup, the Qataris have given incorrect figures and claimed that there were more spectators in the stadium than the pitch could hold.

Journalist Rachel Borden from the BBC reported on her Twitter page that one of FIFA's spokespersons contacted her and informed her that the figures provided by the tournament organizers were not the number of people who entered the stadium, but the numbers that reflect FIFA's ticket requirement for each match, which created the The inconsistency in the data.

I've just been contacted by a FIFA spokesperson who told me...capacity figure is the reference capacity that meets the FIFA requirements.

The final capacity during event mode is higher (hence the mismatch)

— Rachel Burden (@rachelburden) November 22, 2022

For example, it turned out that in a stadium with a capacity of 60,000 seats, it was claimed that 67,372 spectators came to the match between the United States and Wales.

The number they gave in Qatar was the amount of tickets they purchased, but not the amount that actually arrived.

In the latter country, the tickets sold for the match are considered according to the requirement registered with FIFA, and not the amount of people physically present in the stadium.

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Source: israelhayom

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