England fans could miss World Cup opener against Iran as FIFA’s ticket app for the tournament crashes ahead of kick-off

    England fans are at risk of missing their World Cup opener against Iran due to FIFA’s ticketing app crashing.

    Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions will play their first match of Group A on Monday afternoon, but some supporters may face difficulty getting into the Khalifa International Stadium.

    Fans have been having been issues with their tickets before kick-off

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    Fans have been having been issues with their tickets before kick-off

    The World Cup kicked off on Sunday evening as Ecuador beat the hosts Qatar 2-0 thanks to two goals from Enner Valencia.

    Monday is the second day of the tournament and will see the Netherlands face Senegal, as well as England against Iran and Wales up against the USA.

    However, it appears as though some fans may have difficulty getting into the stadiums to watch their respective teams due to a fault with the ticketing service use to get in.

    According to the Daily Mirror, many supporters have been reporting problems with the FIFA app that stores their tickets, with one fan taking to Twitter to show that they don’t have any tickets in their account.

    Help centres are located outside the stadiums, but there could be delays if a large number of people are experiencing problems.

    Fans are now also believed to be queuing for paper tickets at a convention centre in Doha, with users who logged out of the app within the last 24 hours not being able to get back in.

    Free Lions, who are the Football Supporters’ Association Fans’ Embassy team, tweeted: “We’re aware of issues with some e-tickets at the stadium with FIFA’s ticketing app. The FA is working hard to find a resolution for England fans.

    “If you have issues seeing your ticket on the app, join the ticketing resolution queue at the stadium, but keep checking the app.”

    England against Iran is the first Group B game to take place on Monday afternoon, with Wales versus the USA being played later on in the day.

    talkSPORT will be providing live coverage of the Three Lions’ match, with fans hoping that the ticketing issues will be resolved ahead of kick-off.

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