Saturday, September 26, 2009

FIFA cracks down on illegal 2010 tickets

By Khanyisa Tabata
26 September 2009

FIFA is working closely with international authorities to crack down on the sale of illegal 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets.

As the excitement surrounding the world cup gains momentum, tickets have been in high demand worldwide which have led to illegal ticket sales.

While genuine tickets are sold online exclusively via the official website, dishonest individuals are taking advantage of the great appeal of this event by trying to use the internet to sell tickets they do not possess, FIFA said in a statement.

FIFA would like to recall that one of the measures taken to prevent forgery will be to print the official match tickets only a few weeks before the event in South Africa in 2010.

Many unauthorised operators are exploiting the popularity of the FIFA World Cup to lure unsuspecting fans across the world into purchasing illegitimate or unauthorised tickets and/or ticket-inclusive travel packages.

Comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding match tickets as well as the list of the appointed tour operators and match Hospitality sales agents can be found on


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