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Asian Cup blames royals' attendance

Updated: January 30, 2011, 9:21 AM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Asian Cup organizers acknowledged Sunday that as many as 3,000 fans were denied entry to the final match but insisted that many didn't have tickets and those that did should have come earlier.

Scenes of angry spectators holding their tickets outside the stadium during Japan's 1-0 extra-time victory over Australia on Saturday marred what otherwise had been a successfully organized tournament for Qatar. It also raised questions about the the 2022 World Cup host's ability to ...

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