Why are there so many empty seats at the Sweden v England game?

first_imgAs a result, there were 10,000 tickets sold back to FIFA by disgruntled Germans but many tickets were still left unsold.You can check out England’s confirmed team for the game against Sweden by following this link.For live coverage of the Sweden v England quarter-final clash from Russia, head over to talkSPORT for live coverage from the 42,000-capacity Samara Arena.Listen to our live commentary of all the action through talkSPORT.com here. 2 There could be as little as 2,800 England fans in Samara this afternoon As a result, there could be at least 10,000 empty seats in the ground by the time the game kicks off.According to Kaveh Solekhol of Sky Sports News, 32,000 tickets have been sold for the 42,000-capacity stadium.Nearly 3,000 of those are England fans, with their European rivals slightly outnumbering them. England’s biggest match in almost thirty years is being played out in front of thousands of empty seats.After beating Colombia in the previous round, Three Lions fans faced the daunting task of travelling to the remote area of Samara.center_img Could be up to 10,000 empty seats at England v Sweden today. 32,000 tickets sold so far for 42,000 capacity stadium. 2836 England fans, 3000 Sweden. Lots of Germans in Samara… could have been playing here today— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 7, 2018Theoretically, this game should have been the fixture Germany were expected to play in.The 2014 winners were backed to win their group and progress to at least this stage of the competition.However, Joachim Low’s side crashed out at the group stages after suffering an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to South Korea in their final game. 2 Germany star Thomas Muller was in tears after a defeat to already-out South Korea meant they went home as well last_img

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