Qatar offers full refunds AND new accommodation to furious World Cup fans staying in shoddy shanty-town tent villages


QATARI officials have offered refunds and free accommodation to fans stuck in shoddy tent villages at the World Cup.

Reports have poured in since the start of the World Cup of furious supporters forced to pay £175 a night to stay in rubbish cabins with leaky toilets and six-hour queues.

Qatar has rushed to knock up a number of “fan villages” to accommodate the more than one million fans expected to travel to the country during the four-week tournament.

The country’s Supreme Committee confirmed to The Sun Online that it was aware of the issues facing fans.

In a statement, the Qatari Supreme Committee told The Sun Online: “We are aware that a number of fans have faced delays checking into select Fan Village accommodation due to owner and operator negligence.

“A section of units in these facilities, which are delivered and managed by different private entities, have not met the required standards that were advertised to fans.

“While these sites are managed by independent commercial entities, rectifying these issues remains the utmost priority for the Supreme Committee.

“Full refunds are being offered to fans severely impacted by this issue as well as alternative accommodation which will be free of charge for the duration of their stay.”

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