The “fake fans” of Argentina and other teams in Doha that caused controversy in the run-up to the World Cup in Qatar

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In the week before the start of the competition, several videos appeared showing thousands of fans marching with shirts and flags to the central plaza of the city

Fake fans took over Doha in the preview of the World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar< /b> is entering the final stretch for its premiere and little by little the fans of the different teams are beginning to arrive in the country to live from the first moment the new World Cup event that is coming up.

However, during the last week many users were surprised to see several videos on social networks of fans who were already in Doha waving their flags and singing the pitch songs of their respective teams.

“The World Cup party is already sweeping the streets of Doha”, the Organizing and Legacy Committee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 wrote on its official Twitter account. Twitter.

Fake fans took over Doha in the run-up to the World Cup

“These kids are from what part of Spain are they?”, asked one Internet user when watching the videos in question while another He added: “Do they get paid to be fans of other countries or what's up?” “How much should be 2 or 3 Argentines. Most of them are from India and they are fans of Messi, not of Argentina”, considered a third party.

Users ironically asked these questions when they saw that most of the fans who were walking along the Corniche Avenue, the most important avenue in Doha, towards Flag Plaza did not seem to be native to their lands.< /p>

In the images it was possible to see close to 3 thousand Argentine fans marching towards the epicenter in question, which gathers 119 flags serving as a meeting space for the community, and singing the typical “¡Vamos vamos, Argentina!”.

However, a few of that group were Argentines since most represented Argentina Fans Qatar (AFQ) a contingent of fans from India, Nepal and Bangladesh (among others), which was formed in May of this year.

The “false fans” of Argentina and other teams in Doha that generated controversy in the run-up to the World Cup in Qatar

Fans supporting Argentina in Doha (Reuters)

The “false fans” of Argentina and other teams in Doha that generated controversy in the preview of the World Cup in Qatar

Fans supporting Brazil in Doha (Reuters)

The “false fans” of Argentina and other teams in Doha that generated controversy in the preview of the World Cup in Qatar

Fans supporting Germany in Doha (Reuters)

In the same social network you could also see other videos where fans appeared wearing the Spain shirt blowing bugles and beating drums, as well as others trying to capture the joy and fun that characterizes Brazilians.

There were also fans from France in the parade >, England and Mexico. Curiously, in the case of the Tri, the Mexican Embassy in Qatar stated that it was a community of compatriots who lived in Qatar and who had gathered to receive the team Mexican.

The World Cup will begin next Sunday, November 20 with an opening event followed by the first match of the championship which will pit the host country, Qatar, against Gustavo Alfaro's Ecuadorian team.

The “false fans” of Argentina and other teams in Doha that generated controversy in the preview of the World Cup in Qatar

Fans supporting Spain in Doha (Reuters)

The “fake fans” of Argentina and other teams in Doha that generated controversy in the run-up to the World Cup in Qatar

Fans supporting France in Doha (Reuters)

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