Riot police required outside Portugal v Ghana match as fans struggle to get into World Cup stadium

Riot police were called out on Thursday afternoon ahead of Portugal’s World Cup match against Ghana.

There were chaotic scenes outside Stadium 974, with many fans delaying entering the ground ahead of the Group H game.

Chaos was seen ahead of the Portugal vs Ghana game

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Chaos was seen ahead of the Portugal vs Ghana game

A few empty seats could be seen in the stadium

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A few empty seats could be seen in the stadium

in one Video posted on TwitterRiot police can be seen marching around the stadium.

It was alleged that some Ghana fans tried to “squeeze” into the game in hopes of bypassing ticket controls at the gates of the game.

The Sun’s Martin Lipton said: “If you’re wondering about all the empty seats, a latecomer told me, somewhat breathlessly, that there’s ‘chaos’ outside, with lots of fans being late and not getting in and riot police officers who trying to keep things in order.

โ€œThe traffic was pretty bad on the way here. So that’s not really a surprise. But it’s a shame.โ€

Many empty seats in the stadium could be seen at kick-off as both teams battled for their first World Cup points.

It was to prove a quiet first half in the game itself, but the breakthrough soon came in the second.

Ronaldo's penalty against Ghana proved to be a record (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Ronaldo’s penalty against Ghana proved to be a record (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Cristiano Ronaldo made World Cup history by becoming the first player to score in five different tournaments as he gave Portugal a 1-0 lead.

It was a controversial decision to award the penalty but the now-former Manchester United striker made no mistake from the point as he fired his shot past goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi.

However, Ghana soon responded with a goal themselves when Andre Ayew struck from close range to make it 1-1.

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