England fans fume at BBC as iPlayer cuts out during crunch Sweden clash

Football fans watching England’s World Cup quarter-final on BBC iPlayer were left fuming after the service went down minutes before the end of the game.

Viewers said the streaming service cut off with around three minutes left of the match against Sweden, which England won 2-0.

One annoyed fan posted on Twitter: "#iPlayer goes down with three minutes to go… #BBC I want a full refund of my licence fee and a restaurant voucher minimum as compo #fuming."

Another complained that footage of the match cut out earlier.

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"@BBCiPlayer just watched around 90 mins of passing thanks to iPlayer cutting out for the first #ENGSWE goal then shifting forwards to live footage, then changing to a non-game football show for the second. @ITV player works fine, why is your app so hopeless?" they asked.

One said: "TOTALLY thrilled to miss the last 3 minutes of the match #iPlayer (and it’s still down). Tell me again why I bother paying a licence fee?"


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One person advised: "Whoever the opposition is, whatever you do, don’t watch the Semis on iplayer!"

A BBC spokesperson said: ‘We’re aware that some people were experiencing technical issues and are looking into the cause. We apologise to anyone who was affected’

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