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SBD/July 7, 2014/Events and Attractions
Police Investigate World Cup Ticket Scandal, Claim FIFA Official Was Involved
Published July 7, 2014
A TANGLED WEB: Investigators said that a "gang of up to 30 people" made more than $815,760 a game at the tournament selling tickets that it received from a FIFA office. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said, "I know nothing" (IRISH TIMES, 7/5). The PA reported Argentine FA President & FIFA VP Julio Grondona's son Humberto "has admitted to selling on tickets to a friend contrary to FIFA's regulations." The tickets "are among those seized by Brazilian police." The disclosure that Grondona's son has been involved is a "huge embarrassment to FIFA -- he has a post as a technical adviser to the world governing body." His father has been a FIFA exec committee member since '88 and is "also chairman of FIFA's powerful finance committee" (PA, 7/5).