Al Bidda World Cup Fan Festival is a ‘ghost town’ before Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia | ESPN FC

By | November 22, 2022

ESPN's Mark Ogden is at one of the main World Cup fan zones in Doha and he shows how empty it is, just hours before Argentina takes on Saudi Arabia at Lusail Stadium.

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So it's 10 33 in the morning in uh in Doha and I mean I'll be the part which Is one of the main fun areas of the park While obviously the stadiums around the Center get busy with funds during the Game and the Suzuki is fairly busy This is basically a ghost town So the World Cup is all about fans from All over the world mixing together but Um at this time of the day you know in Many of the World Cups and cities you'd Usually see you know people just hanging Around having a coffee having some food But this is um Very strange in the sense that it's uh Deserted Like you say you would normally see People with flags and just having fun Now they're obviously there are fun Areas where that's possible but this is Supposed to be this is our bit apart This is one of the main areas built for The World Cup to accommodate fans but I'm just walking for the Metro now and The other people I can see A security guards And police are just monitoring the Situation through what one kind police Must give me a bottle of water he Realized I was uh uh flagging a little Bit in the heat but um yeah it's a bit Strange it's um especially with Argentina playing Saudi Arabia today is One of the I think one of the biggest uh

Selling games that was obviously I Haven't seen a bit lots of funds there Saudi Arabians just took off the Border But yeah bit weird Well thank you very much for watching ESPN on YouTube for more sports Highlights and Analysis be sure to Download the ESPN app and for live Streaming premium content and let's not Forget as well ESPN FC seven days a week Subscribe to ESPN Plus