Fifa under fire over 'disorganised' Women's World Cup ticket sales
Fifa, soccer’s world governing body, has come under fire over alleged disorganisation in the sale of tickets for this summer’s Women’s World Cup in France, after families and other groups said they were split up and not seated side by side.
Some fans who had already bought tickets and complained that they were not seated beside friends or family members were incensed by a tweet from organisers saying: “Dear fans. We have noted some of your comments, re: your tickets. When you placed your order, a message indicating not all seats would be located next to each other did appear, before confirmation of your purchase. Unfortunately we will not be able to modify your order.”
The message did add that “an exception could be made for parents whose seats are not next to the seats of their underage children (18 years old and younger).”
Nine cities are staging games in the tournament: Paris, Rennes, Valenciennes, Le Havre, Grenoble, Reims, Montpellier, Nice and Lyon. The final will take place in Lyon on 7 July. The competition kicks off on 7 June.