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FIFA World Cup: Expect World Cup congestion amid Qatar’s ‘challenging’ four-match daily schedule, organizers say

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FIFA World Cup: FIFA World Cup Schedule- Officials expect congested roads during the World Cup and warn that managing four soccer matches a day in Doha will be a challenge, tournament organizers said on Wednesday. Follow FIFA World Cup updates with InsideSport.IN

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FIFA World Cup: Expect World Cup congestion amid Qatar’s ‘challenging’ four-match daily schedule, organizers say

A key innovation promised by organizers for Qatar’s World Cup is that fans can attend multiple matches in a single day in the smallest country to host the global showpiece event, which kicks off on November 20.

Qatar is expecting an unprecedented 1.2 million visitors during the month-long tournament, more than a third of the Gulf Arab state’s population of around 3 million.

“Having four games in one day is a challenge, in a city like Doha … of course we expect to have congestion on the streets,” said Abdulaziz Ali Al-Mawlawi, director of mobility at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar’s tournament organizers.

“That’s why we’re here today … to give messages and warn fans to follow certain rules.”

To reduce congestion, Al-Mawlawi encouraged fans to travel early to matches with multiple people in the same car. In addition, Qatar has ordered schools to close and 80% of government employees to work from home. It has banned certain vehicles from central Doha.

FIFA World Cup: Expect World Cup congestion amid Qatar’s ‘challenging’ four-match daily schedule, organizers say

The matches will take place in eight stadiums, all of which are within 40 kilometers of central Doha. During the first two weeks of the tournament, there will be four matches each day, with kickoffs scheduled between 1300 and 2200 local time.

The Hayya card, Qatar’s mandatory fan ID, will give fans free access to the metro system, which links the city’s two airports with five stadiums.

During the tournament, the metro will boost operations, putting on 110 trains instead of the usual 75, which will stop every 165 seconds, 21 hours a day, said Abdulla Saif Al-Sulaiti, Chief of Service Delivery at metro operator Qatar Rail.

Qatar will operate more than 3,100 buses during the tournament, almost quadrupling the number of buses in the country, which is roughly the size of Jamaica. In addition, 3,000 taxis and 11,500 Uber will be available.

FIFA World Cup: Expect World Cup congestion amid Qatar’s ‘challenging’ four-match daily schedule, organizers say

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