Riot police were called into action ahead of Portugal’s World Cup clash against Ghana on Thursday afternoon.
There were chaotic scenes outside of Stadium 974, with many fans having delayed entries into the ground ahead of the Group H tie.
In a video posted on Twitter, riot police can be seen marching around the perimeter of the stadium.
It was claimed that some Ghana fans were trying to ‘squeeze’ into the game in the hopes of avoiding ticket checks upon entry to the match.
Martin Lipton of The Sun said: “If you’re wondering about all the empty seats, one late arrival has just, somewhat breathlessly, told me it’s ‘chaos’ outside, with lots of fans delayed and unable to get in and riot cops trying to keep order.
“Traffic was pretty bad on the way here. So that’s not really a surprise. But it’s a shame.”
Many empty seats could be seen in the stadium upon kick-off as both sides compete for their first points at the World Cup.
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