FIFA faces Women’s World Cup ticket backlash
FIFA has told fans that ticketing arrangements for the forthcoming Women’s World Cup cannot be changed after receiving complaints. The governing body said it had made clear at the time of purchase that “not all seats would be located next to each other”. With the tournament in France due to start on June 7, FIFA announced on Monday that tickets were now available to print at home. Dear fans. We have noted some of your comments, re: your tickets. When you placed your order, a message indicating not all seats would be located next to each other did appear, before confirmation of your purchase. Unfortunately we will not be able to modify your order. 1/2 — FIFA Women’s World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) May 20, 2019 However, the news brought complaints, with those assuming they had bought tickets together told otherwise. “Dear fans. We have noted some of your comments, re: your tickets,” read a message on the tournament’s official Twitter account. “When you placed your order, a message indicating not all seats would be located next to each other did appear, before confirmation of your purchase. Unfortunately we will not be able to modify your order. “However, an exception could be made for parents whose seats are not next to the seats of their underage children (18 years old and younger). For more info, do not hesitate to contact the ticketing customer service team.” Strange. 4 of 6 Tix pretty much together (3 in 1 row and 1 behind) and then 2 singles not adjoining each other 5 and 10 rows up! Not cool. — reverie 🏳️🌈✨☀️ (@ijbro) May 20, 2019 Disgruntled fans replied, calling the situation “ridiculous” and demanding en masse to change the policy. England and Scotland have both qualified and have been paired together in Group D. They play each other at the 35,000-capacity Allianz Riviera on June 9. Topics FIFA, Women’s World Cup Women’s World Cup players end ‘turf war’ Marta: FIFA wouldn’t make men play on plastic Women’s World Cup Review: England reach maiden semi-final Wambach dreaming of Women’s World Cup success Departing Vincent Kompany tells Manchester City: ‘I have given everything’ Jack happy with Rangers’ progress despite lack of silverware Boyd backs no-nonsense Clarke to lead Scotland to major tournament Ross Laidlaw and Lewis Allan among Hibernian exodus Klose signs on for three more years at promoted Norwich 6 players Barcelona could sign to challenge for the Champions League next season Quiz! Can you name the 38 clubs to have won either the FA Cup, League Cup or English top division since 1945? Gareth Bale’s agent reveals who has “complete control” over forward’s Real Madrid future Why Barcelona risk losing out in transfer battle for Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt Quiz! Can you name the 71 players with at least 40 Premier League assists?