Qatar World Cup officials have been forced to offer full refunds and new accommodations to football fans. Sadly, they’ve been living in unspeakable conditions. According to reports, some individuals were forced to stay in metal containers for £185-a-night. Prior to the tournament, the majority of the fans arrived at Fan Villages in Doha. Only to find individuals still working on completing their rooms.
The Supreme Committee in charge of the organization of the World Cup has offered full refunds to fans who were left stranded without accommodation due to unfinished fan villages because of "operator negligence." https://t.co/mOAFcnJm7T
— ESPN (@espn) November 24, 2022
There have been numerous complaints in regard to Qatar World Cup accommodations. For example, it’s reported the rubbish surrounding the containers has begun to pile up. Not to mention, the standard tiny rooms these people are staying in, as well as, the excessive check-in time.
In fact, it’s become so unorganized and out of control that the receptionist couldn’t determine who needed to be checked in and who already had been checked in. As a result, Qatari Supreme Committee officials have offered a full refund and alternative accommodation.
Qatar’s spokesperson attempted to get in front of the situation and left a statement regarding the due diligence and lack of care of their guests.
“While these sites are managed by independent commercial entities, rectifying these issues remains the utmost priority for the Supreme Committee,” the spokesperson added.“Full refunds are being offered to fans severely impacted by this issue. As well as, alternative accommodation which will be free of charge for the duration of their stay.”