2022-11-25 08:07:56

World Cup: Wales fans to miss Iran game over Dubai plane problem

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Dozens of Wales fans have been turned away at Dubai airport and will miss the crucial World Cup game against Iran.

A glitch in the system has meant that many supporters' Hayya cards - the permit needed to enter Qatar for the tournament - have not been accepted.

One told BBC Radio Cymru Dros Frecwast that he was one of 13 in a hellish situation because he could not board his flight on Friday morning.

He said he expects that hundreds more could be facing the same issues.

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Hywel Price from Cardiff has been staying in Dubai - like many other Wales fans - and had travelled to Doha earlier this week without any issues for the Wales v USA game.

However, on Friday morning he was told he could not board his flight as the permit was still pending on the app.

@WeAreFSACymru We are at Dubai airport and 78 @faw fans have been turned away and will not be going to todays game! @BBCRadioWales @BBCRadioCymru This is an absolute nightmare for people who gained entry to Qatar for the USA game but not today as their Hayya cards are pending!

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