Overcrowding Outside Qatar World Cup Sparks Panic of 'Another Seoul'

Chaos at the Qatar World Cup 2022’s FIFA Fan Festival on Sunday, November 20, caused fear of crowd crush, particularly after the deadly crowd surge at Halloween celebrations in Seoul, as seen in social media posts from the scene.

During the first game of the 2022 World Cup between Ecuador and Qatar, fans were turned away from the FIFA festival due to overcrowding, with some people reporting injuries, according to ESPN.

Video posted by TikTok user iluvcingtheworld shows the hectic situation unfolding as police and security struggle to contain the crowd. The poster said she “thought last night we were about to have another Seoul.” Credit: iluvcingtheworld via Storyful

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- Oh, she's screaming. [INAUDIBLE]

- Oh, god. They lost control.

- What?

- They lost control.


- Please. Please.

- This gate is closed?