Qatar WC: Group Stage (US v Iran) - Nov 29th

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  1. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
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  2. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Easy Win
     
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  3. NNNJJJ

    NNNJJJ Member

    Chelsea FC, USSF Referee
    United States
    Oct 26, 2017
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our family was planning on leaving Qatar on Nov. 26 (get the kids back to school after Thanksgiving), so were going to miss the Iran match, but I had just randomly bought my allocation of Cat3 supporter tickets in case anyone I knew wanted them. Then my wife hears last week that another family from school is hitting this match after spending their Thanksgiving in India, and I casually mentioned I was actually sitting on some cheap tickets myself. Well, since said other family is missing a week of school, my wife decides it's okay for us to do so as well! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    So we extended our stay so we can attend this match. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    Extra special for us since my parents are from Iran, and I'd love to see Team Melli crush it. (But USMNT comes first!)

    Oh, and for anyone who is coming in on a Match Day Shuttle for this game and wants a place to crash after the game, I noticed that the Qatar Accommodations site will sell an interior cabin on the MSC World Europa cruise ship for the night of Nov. 29 -- FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY -- for $379 for 2 people, breakfast included. I jumped on that, since: (1) it's unusual that the site will let you buy for 1 night only (usually there is a 2-night minimum), and (2) the cheap interior cabins have been sold out otherwise.

    FYI in case anyone else was going to pull an all-nighter and wants to get in on that. We're coming in on flyDubai Match Day Shuttle departing DWC at 2:50 pm, and leaving the next afternoon at 2:10 pm (i.e., maximizing the allowed 24 hours).
     
  4. NNNJJJ

    NNNJJJ Member

    Chelsea FC, USSF Referee
    United States
    Oct 26, 2017
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We'll see. Iran has some good players and they play well as a unit.
     
  5. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I meant to add the /s sarcasm indicator. I'm fearful of all three games.
     
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  6. NNNJJJ

    NNNJJJ Member

    Chelsea FC, USSF Referee
    United States
    Oct 26, 2017
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL, I realized that after posting as I then saw your same post on the other two game threads. That being said, I certainly won't complain if they are indeed three easy wins. :D
     
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  7. NNNJJJ

    NNNJJJ Member

    Chelsea FC, USSF Referee
    United States
    Oct 26, 2017
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    118/P (cat 3 supporter)
     
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  8. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    120/E for three of us (Cat3).
     
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  9. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    123, Row L (Category 2 US Supporters)
     
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  10. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Iran: Block 120 / Row D
     
  11. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uh oh. Right in front of us
     
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  12. ChelseaMatt

    ChelseaMatt Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Memphis
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone still have extra tickets? I have a friend who had an opportunity to come last minute but has no tickets
     
  13. Palermo10

    Palermo10 Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    122, Row P
     
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  14. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Block 121, Row Q, very similar to my USA v England seats just a bit lower but still behind the end line, about in line with the touchline.

    This match could mean everything, or it could mean nothing. Just hoping Iran doesn't come in needing a point and have to watch them bunker for 90+. I doubt that'll be the scenario.
     
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  15. MarkoC

    MarkoC Member

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have two Cat 1 tickets available for this match if anyone is interested. Face value.
     
  16. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Not seeing a ton of demand for the Cat 1s, probably just put them back on the resell site so you aren't stuck with them.
     
  17. NNNJJJ

    NNNJJJ Member

    Chelsea FC, USSF Referee
    United States
    Oct 26, 2017
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Iran will be without Azmoun, a major blow for them. And who knows what the fallout will be for the players and team, with the upheaval going on in the country.

    I was hoping for a great atmosphere from the Iran fans, but I understand that in the face of the protests (or maybe revolution) many Iranians equate the team with the regime and have therefore lost interest in supporting them. Will be interested to see where this goes.
     
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  18. AyanO

    AyanO Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    Apr 22, 2005
    New York City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    am i only the only sucker who bought thru FIFA random lottery and got upstairs?
    Block 321, Row M... looks like the corner behind the goal and halfway up.. I guess in a 40,000 seat stadium it wont be that terrible.. Better than being in 2026 at JerryWorld in Dallas..
     
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  19. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I got the USA TST7 and this match I'm in 121 so got put in with the supporters, same for the England match. But I got put above the supporters sections in Block 328 for the Wales opener in Ahmad Bin Ali.

    I don't think the upper sections will be bad in these 40,000 seaters. It's those way top tiers in Lusail that are really far away. We had a set of 4 matches in CAT-1 in Lusail and all of them were in the 600 and 700 sections, most at the very top. We've managed to "upgrade" all but 1 (MEX v KSA) to CAT-2s and -3s down lower behind the endlines and sell off the CAT-1s in the rafters. We're hoping to dump that last match (Row JJ at the very back/top of Block 712) too.
     
  20. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Official Iran Pregame Meetup and March info:

    Join all USA fans to meetup and march into the stadium for our must win game against Iran. Massive!

    Meetup: 8:00pm
    March: 8:30pm sharp

    Location: outside the Energy Center (Al Thumama Stadium), the building just south of the stadium. Here's the Google map link and some pictures.

    Energy Center (Al Thumama Stadium)

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/oVPqckzdeM1u3vRN7?g_st=ic
     

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  21. NNNJJJ

    NNNJJJ Member

    Chelsea FC, USSF Referee
    United States
    Oct 26, 2017
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great choice. Massive game!
     

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