Desperate fans turn to illegal hawkers in Qatar for World Cup tickets

DOHA, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Ashraf Ali arrived at Stadium 974 six hours ahead of the Argentina-Poland World Cup match and, in desperation, raised a hand-written sign: “We need tickets.” Someone offered one for $2,000, nine times face value. That was too steep for Ali, 30, who traveled to Qatar from Egypt to fulfill a …

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