World Cup semi-final tickets, supposed for England followers, purchased up by Australians after the distinctive supporters code was leaked on social media.
An official allocation of 1,970 tickets to the England supporters was launched following the Lionesses’ 2–1 win over Colombia.
A discover on the Football Association’s web site acknowledged that the entry code ‘Lioness’ was unique to England followers. But a number of Australian supporters have managed to purchase tickets of their opponents’ part of the stadium, boasting that they might be carrying ‘Matildas’ shirts.
A Facebook submit on the Matildas and A-League Women Supporters Group web page, which has since been deleted, revealed the code followers wanted to buy tickets.
One remark learn: ‘The code was intended for England supporters only. Matildas fans spread the code last night and now they are all sold out to real English supporters.”
Australian fans have bought up the allocation of England supporters ahead of the upcoming round of the last four
England fans had received 1,970 tickets for the game, which will be played in Sydney
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Another user boasted: ‘Scored these England supporters tickets last night too. I’m going to put on our Matildas gear with pleasure.”
England followers, who would already be vastly outnumbered by Aussies, took to social media to specific their frustration.
One fan commented, “I’m really livid. I hope everybody who has a ticket in these sections offers them as a lot s*** as doable! So livid.’
It was anticipated that at the very least 8,000 English followers could be current on the semi-final on Wednesday. But it’s unclear whether or not that determine consists of Australians who managed to purchase tickets within the England part.
The Football Association and FIFA have been approached for remark.