FIFA warns fans about re-sold World Cup tickets

Passengers ride the bus driven by Raimundo Queiroz and decorated for the 2014 World Cup in Manaus, May 21, 2014. (Reuters)

FIFA has told fans buying World Cup tickets from unauthorized sellers that they could be barred from stadiums.

FIFA says it “cancels tickets discovered as illegally sold or re-sold with the bearers risking not being permitted entry.”

FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil says some fans have already been affected, leaving official collection points “disappointed as they failed to collect their tickets.”

FIFA says its website is the “only legitimate source” for tickets.

The Stubhub website is offering tickets from $2,300 for the opening match in Sao Paulo. Viagogo’s cheapest offer was for $1,149.

FIFA says it is a crime in Brazil “to sell or supply a ticket for more than the face price.”


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42