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FIFA World Cup: Empty seats at Yekaterinburg for Egypt-Uruguay game prompt FIFA probe

AP
Published Jun 15, 2018, 9:49 pm IST
Updated Jun 15, 2018, 9:49 pm IST
FIFA says it allocated 32,278 tickets and the official attendance was 27,015 for the 5 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) kickoff.
Pockets of orange seats were clearly visible in the lower tiers of the stadium which has a 33,061 capacity for World Cup games. (Photo: AP)
 Pockets of orange seats were clearly visible in the lower tiers of the stadium which has a 33,061 capacity for World Cup games. (Photo: AP)

Moscow: More than 5,000 people with tickets skipped Uruguay's 1-0 win over Egypt in the opening game at Yekaterinburg.

FIFA says it is investigating why, with "no-shows" one of the factors.

 

Pockets of orange seats were clearly visible in the lower tiers of the stadium which has a 33,061 capacity for World Cup games.

FIFA says it allocated 32,278 tickets and the official attendance was 27,015 for the 5 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) kickoff.

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