After the opening game, on Sunday, between Qatar and Ecuador, which had an announced capacity greater than the number of seats in the stadium, the organization of the 2022 World Cup, in Qatar, communicated, on this second day of the competition, assists for England -Iran and Senegal-Netherlands again above the official maximum capacity of the respective stadiums, after having already done so for the opening game on Sunday.
However, the television broadcast and agency photographs seem to demonstrate a different scenario of a sell-out.
The 6-2 defeat by the English against the Iranians, coached by Carlos Queiroz, had an attendance of 45,334 people recorded in the game sheet, when the maximum capacity of the Khalifa International Stadium, also communicated by the organization, is 40 thousand.
The same happened at the Al Thumama Stadium, with 41,721 people registered on the match sheet, available on the FIFA website. Qatar considers that this sports venue has the capacity to accommodate 40,000 fans.
The same had already happened in the opening game, in which Ecuador defeated the hosts by 2-0: 67,372 spectators were reported at the Al Bayt Stadium, whose maximum capacity is 60,000.