England fans forced to fork out staggering £5,000 to watch  Gareth Southgate's side all the way to Qatar World Cup final | The Sun

England fans forced to fork out staggering £5,000 to watch Gareth Southgate's side all the way to Qatar World Cup final | The Sun

October 24, 2022

ENGLAND fans will be forced to pay at least £5,000 to follow the team to all the way to the World Cup final.

The Football Supporters' Association has slammed the Qatar tournament as "the most expensive World Cup ever" after calculating the total outlay for a fan at the tournament, as revealed by the Mirror.


The cheapest match ticket prices available to England fans who want to follow the Three Lions all the way to the final – if Gareth Southgate and Co make it – will cost £1,200.

Return flights to the Arab state range from £800 to £1,100.

Then for the very cheapest accommodation option available in budget apartments fans will need to fork out at least £75 per night, totalling up to £2,175 if going from England's opener on November 21 up to the December 18 final.

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And by the time the costs for amenities, transport, food and drink is tallied up the aggregate cost for the trip will go over £5,000.

The FSA's Ashley Brown said: "I think it probably has to be the most expensive World Cup ever.

“The cheapest category of tickets were very difficult to come by.

"If you have a few beers then those numbers will soon add up."

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Beer, which is usually only sold in licensed hotel restaurants and bars in the country, is expected to cost at least £12 in the capital city of Doha.

Meanwhile, in stadiums beer will be available for just £6 – but the only choice will be non-alcoholic Budweiser Zero, while it can also only be drunk in designated areas.

One such area – ran by Glastonbury organisers Arcadia – will allow fans to drink for up to 19 hours a day, though even this will cost £8 per pint and tickets will be at least £50 per day.

However, "sobering tents" will also be in use by Qatari officials in a bid to crack down on boozy antics.



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