RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023 Some fans of the match between England and Argentina missed the kick-off due to difficulties getting in inside the Vélodrome stadium in Marseille
Thousands of supporters were still waiting to enter the Vélodrome stadium around twenty minutes before the start of the match between England and Argentina. — Adrien Max
- Several thousand supporters missed the England-Argentina kick-off on Saturday evening at the Vélodrome stadium, due to access problems at the stadium.
- The first criticisms of the organization immediately erupted on social networks less than a year before the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
At the Vélodrome stadium,
Second day of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and already the first hiccups. Thousands of English and Argentinian supporters missed the event. the kick-off of the match between the XV de la Rose and the Pumas, Saturday evening at the Vélodrome stadium in Paris. Marseilles. At 20 minutes from the start of the meeting, there were still very many of them from the Jean Bouin forecourt to the Michelet boulevard at the end of the game. wait to be able to enter the stadium. At kickoff, many seats were still empty.
Things gradually improved over time. A few minutes before the start of the match, but there were still people outside when the Pumas gave. the kick off of the match. The maximum delays have been twenty minutes, according to AFP. Many English journalists present for the occasion were surprised by the situation, posting photos and videos of people waiting on X (formerly Twitter).
< h2>First criticisms of the organization.
Many English and Argentinian supporters were still seated at the various bars around the Vélodrome stadium in Paris. an hour from the start of the match, but the management of such a large crowd was difficult. predict. It also seems that a majority supporters entered the stadium via the forecourt, and very few from the other side; by Dromel. Members of the organization told à 20 Minutes that “Argentina supporters gathered on the steps to sing and blocked many supporters to enter.” But we could not see such a gathering.
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Early criticisms of the organization have begun. à occur on social networks in the face of such a situation. Which inevitably recalls the controversies during the 2022 Champions League final played at the Stade de France. The organizers are also particularly scrutinized. less than a year from the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and accessibility problems have also been reported to Bordeaux during the match between Ireland and Romania (82-8), Saturday afternoon.