Chaotic scenes unfold in Doha as World Cup fan zone becomes overcrowded – video | Football

Chaotic scenes broke out inside and outside the fan festival at Al Bidda Park in Doha an hour before the kick off of the opening World Cup match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador after organisers allowed too many fans to flood the precinct. The venue has a capacity of 40,000 but at least double that number of people tried to make their way in and for a long time many were let into a holding area between the main festival park and the perimeter entrance. Police realised the problem and had to shepherd irate supporters…

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