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FIFA hospitality's provider arrested over World Cup tickets scalping

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:01 UTC
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Rio do Janeiro state police said Monday they arrested the head of the soccer world governing body's hospitality provider, accusing him of aiding scalpers who illegally resold World Cup tickets worth an estimated 100 million dollars. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    This story is too crazy!

    The commander is English.

    Shame on England.

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Those thieving poms,,, you can't trust emmm.

    Where are all our Argie haters now??
    The silence is deafening ....

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve R

    LOL I asked this before why is anyone surprised by corruption within FIFA? This guy is not the 1st to be tarred with that brush nor will he be the last, just my opinion but I think they are corrupt from top to bottom.

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    It depends on whether the tickets were resold or just sold as part of a package, including accommodation and perks...
    With perks etc. the tickets would have an increased value...Brazilian law states they have to be sold at face's a grey area....

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Your quite right ( thieving barstard ) Must have learnt all the tricks of the trade while working in Brazil for the last two years. Say no more.

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    FIFA should be replaced by the WFA,

    And start all over again, corruption ruins the game.

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jmackiej

    Yes its disgusting if true, how can Sepp be president and have his nephews company allegedly touting tickets, even selling tickets normally seems a bit of a conflict of interest.

    FIFA is now a family business .. to much money in it unfortunately.

    No objection if the Brit has done something wrong, he deserves full extent of the justice system in Brazil.

    Jul 08th, 2014 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    we all know FIFA is corrupt, and that spreads across the board irrelevant of nationalities.
    Brasso, read the article again, do a little research, lots of Brazilians involved in FIFA corruption....
    “Most of the other people charged were Brazil-based ticket scalpers, police said.”

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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