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UAE to allow Asian footy fans into stadiums for qualifying World Cup matches under strict health rules

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The United Arab Emirates Football Association has agreed to the Asian Football Confederation suggestion to allow audiences to watch qualifying World Cup 2022 matches in UAE stadiums under stringent health measures.

According to the organisations, football fans will be permitted to occupy only 30 per cent of the total seats in stadiums.

The proportion of UAE national team fans will be 10 per cent maximum of the total when the team takes the field in competition with other countries.

In case a match does not include the host team, the proportion of fans will be 50:50.

Spectators will need to take a PCR test for Covid-19 within 48 hours of matches, and all fans are required to go through check points and wear face masks all the time.

Those attending matches must also be 18 years or older and only fans who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to enter the stadiums.

This month, Thailand’s national team will spring into action in three qualifying matches – on the 3rd, 7th and 15th – against Indonesia, the UAE and Malaysia, respectively.

Published : June 02, 2021

By : The Nation