ENGLAND fans were reportedly allowed in for FREE to watch the 6-1 thrashing of Iran after a Fifa ticketing app error.
Supporters faced a nightmare getting in after the app CRASHED this morning, which left rows of seats empty at the start of the match.
AFPThere were plenty of empty seats at the start at the Khalifa International Stadium[/caption]
PAEngland fans celebrate in the Khalifa International Stadium[/caption]
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Many fans claim that their e-tickets DISAPPEARED from their phones.
It caused several to miss the kick-off but eventually they filtered through and filled up the Khalifa International Stadium.
Amid the chaos, fans were allowed in without even having a ticket, with no checks taking place.
One supporter told The Mirror: “They have just let everyone through.
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“There was a f*** up with the app and many people were stopped but they have now just opened the gates.”
Fans who were delayed getting into the stadium were helped by the fact there was a massive delay in the play.
Iran keeper Alireza Beiranvand had a horror clash with defender Majid Hosseini, leaving him with a brutal nose bleed.
It took around ten minutes before Beiranvand eventually got back to his feet and was able to restart play with a goal kick.
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But he was clearly dazed after possibly suffering a concussion and signalled to come off before laying on the pitch.
No2 Hossein Hosseini had been warming up and replaced Beiranvand after a lengthy amount of stoppage time that saw 14 MINUTES added on to the end of the first half.
By then, England were already in cruise control after going 3-0 up, with teenage sensation Jude Bellingham opening the scoring.
Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling then added to the scoring leaving Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions home and hosed by the break.
And Saka, on a revenge mission after missing a penalty in last year’s Euros final, doubled his lead just after the hour mark.
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Striker Mehdi Taremi did pull one back for Iran on 65 minutes, proving nothing more than a consolation, as Marcus Rashford soon made it 5-1.
Jack Grealish then capped things off after converting from an unselfish pass from Callum Wilson as Taremi’s penalty ended the game 6-2.
GettyBukayo Saka celebrates with England captain Harry Kane[/caption]