Welsh fans are set to MISS Iran World Cup match after ‘glitch in the system’

Welsh fans are set to MISS Iran World Cup match after ‘glitch in the system’ sees them turned away at Dubai airport

Scores of Wales fans are set to miss the crucial World Cup match against Iran after a ‘glitch in the system’ has seen them turned away at Dubai airport.

At least 80 Welsh fans have been told they cannot enter Qatar, meaning they will miss today’s match in a situation they’ve described as ‘hellish’.

A ‘glitch in the system’ at Dubai airport has meant that their Hayya cards, which act as Qatar visas, have not been accepted by officials. 

Scores of Wales fans are set to miss the crucial World Cup match against Iran after a 'glitch in the system' has seen them turned away at Dubai airport

Scores of Wales fans are set to miss the crucial World Cup match against Iran after a ‘glitch in the system’ has seen them turned away at Dubai airport

At Dubai airport this morning, a group of 78 Welsh fans were turned away and will miss the match in Qatar, reports BBC Radio Wales.

A number of fans have been staying in neighbouring countries such as Dubai during the World Cup due to Qatar’s alcohol restrictions and how expensive accommodation is in Doha.

They have been travelling into Qatar on shuttle flights, but a number of Welsh fans have now been caught out by a ‘glitch in the system’ that meant their Hayya cards were still ‘pending’.

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