Stranded World Cup fans offered full refunds after housing didn’t have toilets or wash basins

Stranded World Cup fans who hoped to stay in “fan villages” are being by the Supreme Committee in charge of organizing the event, according to ESPN.

Those fans were left without acceptable accommodations after “fan village” sites were left without basic amenities, like toilets and wash basins. The “fan villages” were constructed to allow World Cup fans to attend the event cheaply. For $200 a night, fans believed they would be staying in a converted shipping container furnished with basic amenities. When those fans arrived, they discovered some of the sites were unfinished and still under construction.

After outrage and complains, the Supreme Committee, which is run by the Qatari government, issued full refunds to those fans. The Committee issued a statement to ESPN, saying the sites were managed by “private entities” and did not meet “required standards that were advertised to fans.”

Before the World Cup started, pictures emerged showing what appears to be a finished — or nearly finished — “fan village.”

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Those images show multiple shipping containers dressed up to look like mini houses, a soccer pitch and a communal viewing area.

Fan villages present yet another World Cup controversy

The decision to host the World Cup in Qatar almost immediately. The country , which has led to protests at the event. Some teams wore rainbow armbands in support of LGBTQ fans, but if they continued wearing those armbands. The German team responded by in support of human rights.

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Qatar also came under fire for its treatment of migrant workers who built up the area in preparation for the World Cup. It’s unclear so Qatar could host the event.

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