Fans in Portuguese colors were pictured strolling the streets of Doha, Portugal just days before the World Cup kicks off. These are not ‘fake’ supporters, but genuine groups of fans from the Indian community in Doha.
The images of these fans in the colors of Portugal as they roam the streets of Doha are an inevitable echo of the “imaginary” fans controversy that spread on Sunday. In the last hours, RMC Sport was able to film a procession supporting the Seleçao and circulating in the Qatari capital, a few days before the start of the World Cup (November 20 – December 18). What question after discussions last weekend.
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However, according to information from RMC Sport, these are not ‘fake’ fans but real groups of supporters from the Indian community in Doha. This community is very important in the Qatari capital, and Indians are often big football fans. They have created many supporters’ associations. There is also a large community of Indian fans of the France team,”French Football Club India fansVery active in Doha.
The British press confirms that bogus supporters were paid
On Sunday, a week before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, many videos were shown on social networks showing long processions of fans, former Indians, cheering on France, Brazil or even England in Doha. If the British press said they had been paid, today there is nothing to confirm it.