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World Cup tickets resale and investigation becomes major scandal for FIFA

Monday, July 7th 2014 - 06:50 UTC
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World football governing body FIFA has revealed that the son of Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona, Humberto, must present a report explaining his actions following a scandal over the resale of tickets at the 2014 World Cup. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Doesn't surprise me, the US$ in Argentina are getting more difficult to get.

    Jul 07th, 2014 - 07:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    So let me get it right:
    The son of a FIFA VP has to send a report to his dad as to how the WC tickets he had for hospitality purposes ended up being sold on the black market?

    Ha, ha, ha.

    I can write that for him:

    “Papa, what’s the matta? Are you the VP or not? So tell these sons of crooks that your son is Okeydokeee!

    YOU told me to black these tickets and now we are in the shitter you donna want to take the blama, no?

    Your idiota son.

    PMSL: argies can’t do a damn thing without cocking it up!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Jul 07th, 2014 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve R

    I am deeply shocked that such a thing could happen (sniggers softly)

    Jul 07th, 2014 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I wonder why it is that someone from argieland being involved doesn't surprise me?
    Now, in 2003, Grondona Snr caused controversy when he said that Jews shouldn't be refereeing at national level in argieland because “Jews don't like hard work”.
    In 2011, regarding the 2018 and 2022 hosting rights, Grondona said he had voted for Qatar. He went on to say that if the UK gave the Falklands to argieland, he would vote for England. Isn't that blackmail? Like argie, like father, like son. Crooked as they come!

    Jul 07th, 2014 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Fish got to swim, birds got to fly, Argentines have to corrupt and deceitful. It's the natural order.

    Jul 07th, 2014 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    “ Ray Whelan, British director of FIFA MATCH, arrested. ”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683836/BREAKING-NEWS-British-director-FIFA-hospitality-partner-arrested-Brazil-illegal-ticket-sales-investigation.html

    $455,500. USD per game in “ scalped tickets sold ” a crime here, by the way.
    $ 16,000. USD PER TICKET ( ! ) July final game.

    And the best part .....

    50,000 wire-tapped telephone calls recorded in the course of the investigation.

    Anyone taking bets on Mr. Sepp Blatter being returned as FIFA head ?

    Anyone, anyone ....... ?

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 01:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve R

    I am deeply shocked that such a thing could happen (sniggers softly)

    Come on guy's lets be honest here (LOL bad word to use considering the story) lets remember that we are talking about FIFA LOL this is not the 1st time tickets have been sold like this and dont forget the same thing apparently happened during the Olympics. People regardless of were they are from see a chance at some easy money.

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    I sincerely believe in Whelan's and Fofana's guilt in this scandal, but I would bet that they all go home after the Cup and no one (worthy of note) will be indicted.....FIFA will pay whatever it has to, in order to hush this up, or to shift the blame elsewhere.
    As they say here, “ It'll end in pizza”.

    Jul 09th, 2014 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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