Visa, Other Sponsors Make Statements On FIFA FIFA Facing Untold Consequences After Indictments Arrests Unlikely To Affect Women's World Cup Fox Sports' World Cup HQ Wrapping Up Construction CONCACAF Targeted In FIFA Investigation Are Russia, Qatar World Cups In Jeopardy? Blatter's Future Murky Amid FIFA Arrests Nine Cities Bid On '18-'0 CFP Title Games Will FIFA Sponsors React To Arrests? Women's World Cup Tix Selling Fast
Upcoming Conferences and Events
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).