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Huge demand for Jazira vs Real semis ticket

Ticket prices for semis and finals shoot through the roof in grey market

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AL Jazira players practicing at the Emirates Palace grounds last night

Abu Dhabi: All the roads in the capital will be heading in one direction – to the Zayed Sports City. It’s the big Club World Cup semi-final fixture – Real Madrid versus hosts Al Jazira.

According to the organisers, the tickets for the semis and finals are completely sold out. The only way perhaps one can get their hands on the ticket is in the black market, that too at an exorbitant price.

Blackmarketeers are also trying to cash in on the heavy demand. A Category 1 tickets worth Dh250, which was being sold online for Dh750 till a couple of days ago, is now being quoted for Dh 1100.  For a Category 2 ticket worth Dh100, the asking price has shot up from from Dh500 to Dh 800 and for Category 3 ticket worth Dh40, prices are around Dh350-400.

  VIP tickets for section 28B right at the centre and the best view in the house is going for Dh 2500 each. Fans have even posted their numbers requesting people to contact them directly in case they have some extra tickets to give away at the last minute. With heavily traffic expected, it will be ideal for the spectators to get to the venue at least two hours in advance. The action starts at 9pm.