Wales fans to miss World Cup match with Iran due to permit card problems
A host of Wales fans will be unable to attend their second World Cup 2022 game against Iran on Friday after being turned away at the airport.
Many supporters attending the finals in Qatar are staying in Dubai and flying into Doha for the fixtures, but dozens are reporting that the Hayya permit card required to get into the country for games has failed to function properly, resulting in them being denied entry.
This comes despite some of those same fans having attended Wales other game, a 1-1 draw with USA in their Group B opener, earlier in the week. On this occasion, however, some permits are displaying as pending approval, leading airport staff to deny those passangers from boarding.
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