RUSTENBURG - England fans will be
outnumbered by U.S supporters at their World Cup Group C opener
on Saturday, according to officials.
U.S national team press spokesman Michael Kammarman told
reporters on Friday that tournament organisers had told the
federation that 8,000 fans from the U.S were expected at the
Royal Bafokeng stadium while just 6,000 tickets had been sold to
fans from England.
"According to organisers there will be more U.S fans at the
game than English fans," said Kammarman.
A FIFA venue spokeswoman in Rustenburg confirmed the figures
were roughly accurate and said the fans would be segregated at
"There will be around 2000 more U.S fans than England fans,"
said the spokeswoman.
England fans pride themselves on travelling in large numbers
to support their team while the U.S has a burgeoning 'Sam's
Army' supporter's club.
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