Efforts to avoid crowds of fans jostling to grab a ticket to watch the Vietnam-Philippines semifinal at the 2018 AFF Championship of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) went awry as online-booking sites were struck with technical issues even before tickets were officially made available for purchase on Wednesday. The VFF hoped that offering 20,000 tickets for the December 6 clash through four web outlets – vebongdaonline.vn, vebongonline.com.vn, ticketonline.vff.org.vn, and vebongda.vff.org.vn – would help ward off a repeat of the rush at brick and mortar booths which occurred for group stage tickets earlier this month. Tickets for next week’s match were meant to go on sale from 10:00 am Wednesday to 12:00 pm the following day, or until they are sold out. Vietnam will play their first-leg semifinal on Filipino soil on December 2, before hosting the Azkals in Hanoi on December 6. Tickets for the second-leg match are available in four tiers — VND200,000, VND300,000, VND400,000, and VND500,000. (US$1 = 23,256) However, doubts cast by fans well in advance of tickets going on sale that VFF’s would not be able to ensure the technical infrastructure for the online booking turned out to be correct. Though fans eagerly attempted to buy tickets… Read full this story
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