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Du’s Announcement About beIN Sports May Leave People Unable To Watch The World Cup

It looks like fans in the UAE might be left without somewhere to watch the games, as it appears that beIN Sports – the Qatari-based official broadcast partner for the tournament – has cut-off access to its channel on Du.

BeIN sports isn’t operating in UAE

Since June 2nd, the channel has stopped working on Du’s television and it’s channel reads “This channel is currently unavailable.” The announcement comes in less than two weeks away from the most highly awaited football tournament of the year. However, there’s some hope. On its Twitter handle, they’ve sent replies to its customers saying “Hello, we are temporarily unable to show beIN sports channels and packages and we are working with our partner to restore broadcasting beIN Sports channels. Thanks”

Etisalat has come up with an offer

Du customers will have to keep their fingers crossed as the Du team gets the broadcasting sorted, whilst Etisalat announced a stand-alone package broadcasting the world cup matches from beIN Sports for Dhs 555 on channel 777 on eLife TV. They’re coming up with more subscription offers and as of now, you can only watch the World Cup in UAE by Etisalat’s offer.

Friendly matches have begun

With eleven days to go, the craze for the FIFA World Cup has begun across the world and friendly matches started since June 1st. Three matches were played on the first day, followed by six matches played yesterday. Mexico and Scotland played the first friendly match today and Mexico won 1-0, thanks to Dos Santos Giovani’s goal in the 13th minute. The World Cup begins on June 14th and the first match will be played between host country Russia versus Saudi Arabia.

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