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Fans to attend Club World Cup games at 30% capacity

The host country Qatar confirmed that fans will be allowed into the games but only at 30% of each stadiums capacity.

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Fans to attend Club World Cup games at 30% capacity
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Qatari authorities announced on Saturday that a limited number of fans will be allowed into the games of the FIFA Club World Cup competition to be held in the Asian country early next month as only 30% of stadiums' capacity can be occupied by the audience due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic situation.

The communication executive director at the Qatari Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Fatma Al Nuaimi revealed that fans' attendance will be limited to 30% of the venue's capacity noting that allowing fans to watch games at the stadium came as per the instructions of the Qatari minister of General Health.

Health Bubble system to be implemented:

The event's organizers also declared that the "health bubble" system will be adopted during the time of the competition stressing that strict health precautions will be enforced for the safety and well-being of the players and administrative teams.

Eligibility for buying tickets:

The tournament's games will be held at "Ahmed Bin Ali" and the "Educational City" with both can hold 40,000 spectators, while fans who are eligible to purchase the games' tickets are divided into three categories.

The first group includes those who were administered the second dose of covid-19 vaccine, the second contains those who had contracted the virus earlier and completely recovered, whereas the third group comprises people who have a negative result of a PCR test that was conducted 72 hours ahead of the game day.