England fans will be ten to one down against the Iranians in the World Cup opener

The ENGLAND fans will be down ten to one against the Iranians in the opening match.

The Three Lions were allocated 2,489 seats for the November 21 clash and are believed to have struggled to fill the allocation.

Iranian football fans will surpass Three Lions supporters more than 10 times

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Iranian football fans will surpass Three Lions supporters more than 10 timesCredit: Alamy

But at least 30,000 Iranians will hop across the Persian Gulf to the 45,400-seat venue in Doha.

England fans have balked at the cost of travel, accommodation and £13 pints, but support could be bolstered by expats.

England have 4,158 tickets for the USA game on November 25 at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

Only the Wales game four days later is oversubscribed.

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At least 7,000 England fans traveled to Kaliningrad in June 2018 for the final match of the group stage.

Demand from traveling fans peaked in 2006 when a whopping 19,000 England fans clamored for tickets to see the star-studded 2006 team led by David Beckham in Germany.

This year’s tournament is set to be the most expensive World Cup yet, with the oil-rich Middle East state poised to shell out a staggering £200bn.

But the cost of living crisis has combined with huge travel costs, forcing the vast majority of England fans to stay at home.

The FA said: “We expect only two to three thousand English fans to travel to Qatar this year, which is very little for a World Cup.

“Some fans have tickets for the semi-finals and the final, so the numbers should go up.”

Dozens of angry football fans have taken to social media to protest the cost of travel to Qatar.

Mohamed Amiin said: “I don’t understand why people want to go to Qatar to see the World Cup – everything is so expensive and it’s going to be a culture shock for most people, so it’s going to be a mess I think.

“Why waste money there?”

Another fan tweeted: “Football is for the elite. We cannot afford Qatar.”

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