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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:15 AM   #761
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:42 AM   #762
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:48 AM   #763
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Lol OnceBitten has no internet in Egypt so he can't log in.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:05 AM   #764
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Lol OnceBitten has no internet in Egypt so he can't log in.

Gotta laugh at those that don't know
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:29 AM   #765
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Giving refunds to 10,000 people at an average of $12 is $120,000.This is water off a ducks back to Qatar.
I don't think anyone really gives a stuff about the ticket price-who's going to refund the airfare and hotel costs????
Qatar made the tournament tickets really cheap as part of an all out (impossible)effort to get people to the matches as they knew they would be heavily scrutinised.
This pricing structure made the tickets worthless on 2 counts.

Firstly ,with no Middle East teams in the final part of the cup locals stayed away because they weren't sacrificing anything financially anyway
Secondly,because of this attitude it gave license to the organisers to make the ticketholders expendable.They had now decided to lump everyone,including foreigners in the same basket

Only one problem with all this.
A ticket is a sale of contract for the stadium operator to guarantee a reserved seat to the buyer-nothing more,and nothing less.
Its a contract that is fundamental the world over regardless of cost.
Just because the prices were low it DIDN'T give organisers authority to break that contract
People make many decisions based on securing tickets

Qatar has damaged its reputation infinitely more than $120,000 in tickets,but in the end this was but a snapshot as to how business was conducted in the WC bid

BTW,7000 foreign fans was the lowest numbers for many Asian Cups but it was totally expected
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 06:59 AM   #766
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The tickets were seriously 12 dollars?
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:20 AM   #767
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How has the agreement to refund gone down in Qatar? Previously you mentioned it's a normal procedure to lose your seat if you don't arrive early, and the fans needed to learn a lesson. If this is a common view, I imagine some would be angry agreeing to pay people out.
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The tickets were seriously 12 dollars?
Its not like money is an issue in Qatar, Water & Electricity are free. Its the 2nd lowest tax-ed country in the world (right after neighboring Bahrain), Highest income per Capita.

Money is clearly NOT the issue here.

One small mistake that costs them a lot in terms of reputation.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:46 AM   #768
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The tickets were seriously 12 dollars?
Children were $1.85-all categories,all matches
Adults were from $8.00-including the final

Prices were extremely low to try and induce the locals to go.If they wanted to go they would have been prepared to pay far more than that
Qatar has tried every trick in the book to create the perception to the world that people are gagging for football and can't get enough of it.
The fact that it was possible to go to many matches because it was held in the one and only Township in Qatar means there was an extraordinary low number of unique ticket buyers.
I'm sure the Qatari posters here all know many people that went to both matches every day
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:51 AM   #769
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Children were $1.85-all categories,all matches
Adults were from $8.00-including the final

Prices were extremely low to try and induce the locals to go.If they wanted to go they would have been prepared to pay far more than that
Qatar has tried every trick in the book to create the perception to the world that people are gagging for football and can't get enough of it.
The fact that it was possible to go to many matches because it was held in the one and only Township in Qatar means there was an extraordinary low number of unique ticket buyers.
I'm sure the Qatari posters here all know many people that went to both matches every day
I know at least one person that went to 2 semi finals at the same day
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:30 PM   #770
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the bold part is madness.

There wouldn't have been any need to close the gates if they hadn't let people in for free.

And it's not just about a refund either. People travelled to Qatar purely for the football - some even purely for the final. They had their trip ruined and rendered pointless because the organisers cared more about saving face than they did about those who'd actually supported the tournament.

Faced with possible worldwide humiliation from empty stadiums in 2022, who's to say they wouldn't do same?
I definitely agree on this one and sad to say there are still some who is blind enough not to admit it.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:16 PM   #771
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The tickets were seriously 12 dollars?
I read it was $10.00, though I guess the newspaper could have rounded that figure up/down.

For the thousands of Australian and Japanese fans who paid thousands of dollars for short notice airfares and accomodation, that $10.00 refund is comedic.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:18 PM   #772
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One giant mistake after a series of many that costs them a lot in terms of reputation.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 06:02 PM   #773
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I read it was $10.00, though I guess the newspaper could have rounded that figure up/down.

For the thousands of Australian and Japanese fans who paid thousands of dollars for short notice airfares and accomodation, that $10.00 refund is comedic.
Adults for final
Cat 3 was $7.80 usd
Children was $1.85 all categories.

The $12 figure is probably way over the odds
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Its not like money is an issue in Qatar, Water & Electricity are free. Its the 2nd lowest tax-ed country in the world (right after neighboring Bahrain), Highest income per Capita.

Money is clearly NOT the issue here.

One small mistake that costs them a lot in terms of reputation.
small mistake???
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:34 AM   #775
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small mistake???
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #776
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Old February 5th, 2011, 01:14 AM   #779
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Metsu-the scapegoat and diversion for the Qatari's gets the sack
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Well, they've got 11 years to 'find'(I mean naturalize of course) some more Brazilian/Portuguese/Uruguayan footballers so they don't completely embarrass themselves when they host the World Cup. Of course the evidence will be in full view when Qualification commences for Australia 2015. ACQuals should begin in 2013, so still a bit of time to attempt to plot that steady rise up the FIFA rankings(for all that they are worth[roll eyes]) Looking forward to the 2nd tier Asian Nations putting in a better showing in Australia, like Uzbekistan, Iraq and Iran(once first tier, but Iran won their titles when the talent pool in AFC was very thin) Should be a cracker of a tourney, at least the world knows(given our record of successfully holding big events, that if you buy a ticket to Aust2015, you'll be able to get in rather than shutting the punters out and then having the hide to blame the punters for not turning up early enough, and who could forget panicked filling of the stadia with low-paid migrants, must maintain the facade that Qatar cares about football.
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