England EURO 2022 semi-final: Fury as UEFA website grinds to halt in stampede for final few Sheffield tickets
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Supporters who logged on this morning were met with a message saying the ‘ticketing portal is temporarily unavailable’.
Others saw a barely moving timer indicating progress ‘to enter the ticket portal’ and one said they ordered but had been 'kicked off'.
Scores of people took to Twitter to complain.
@JessicaBlissett said: “In the queue before half 9, countdown begins at 10, and yet I’m not even half way and I’ve got a text to say they’re sold out. Honestly so stupid.
“Don’t underestimate women’s football and prepare for England’s road to the final. Go for bigger stadiums!”
Jordan said: “Joke of a website! Been in the queue for over an hour now been kicked off.”
Sam Oliver added: “Entered at 10:01, all the England tickets had sold out. Some keep on flashing up randomly if you refresh but I haven't managed to get any in my basket.”
@shannon_e124 posted on Twitter: “I have been on this since 10:05 and nothing has happened yet.”
Dr Ryan Bramley added: “@WEUROTicketing is the worst thing to happen to women's football since the FA.”
The Lionesses go up against Sweden at Bramall Lane at 8pm on Tuesday, July 26.
The 28,900 capacity ground was sold out - until the UEFA announcement.
England secured the semi-final spot after beating Spain 2-1.