Morocco became the first African country to advance to the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup. However, soccer fans who were trying to support the national team were suddenly stranded.
The Associated Press reported on the 14th (Korean time) that “Royal Air Morocco, the national carrier of Morocco, has canceled seven flights scheduled to go to Qatar.”
Morocco will play the 2022 Qatar World Cup semi-final against France at 4:00 am on the 15th at Al Bite Stadium in Alcor, Qatar. Morocco, which had been under French rule for the past 45 years, is determined to do so. 토토사이트
Morocco, who passed with 2 wins and 1 draw in the Group F group stage, won after a penalty shootout against Spain in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Portugal 1-0, making it the first African country to advance to the semifinals of the World Cup.
Of course, there were many fans who wanted to watch the game. As a result, Royal Air Morocco organized an additional 30 flights between Casablanca (Morocco) and Doha (Qatar), the capitals of both countries, over two days for $475 (about 610,000 won).
But the Qatari authorities suddenly put the brakes on it. Seven out of 30 flights have been canceled by Qatar, according to the airline.
“We regret to inform our customers of the cancellation of their flights in accordance with the recent measures imposed by the Qatari authorities,” the airline said in a statement. “We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience caused beyond our control.”
According to the Associated Press, the Qatari government did not say what action was taken.
Meanwhile, on the 14th, the day before the game, the Moroccan Football Federation distributed free tickets to Moroccans arriving in Qatar. It is said that fans waited in line for hours to receive it.