Fans allowed to attend World Cup qualifiers in UAE


The UAE Football Association (UAEFA) has allowed spectators to attend the Group G matches in the FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers later this month.

It confirmed the move following discussions with the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

The remaining fixtures will be held from June 3-15 at Dubai's Zabeel and Al Maktoum stadiums that will operate at 30 per cent capacity.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated or must have participated in clinical trials of the vaccine. 

They will also have to present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of the day of the match, with the letter (E) or a 'star' sign visible on the Al Hosn application.

The UAEFA also highlighted the importance of complying with the precautionary measures, including wearing masks and ensuring physical distancing.


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