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FIFA 2010

FIFA Not Innocent In Creating Ticketing Black Market, Says Lawyer

Mandy Wiener | 29 June 2010

A ticket-swapping website said on Monday football body FIFA could not pretend to be innocent in creating a "black market" for world cup tickets.

Numerous soccer fans had their tickets cancelled as FIFA cracked down on non-accredited agents.

Ticket touts have been doing a roaring trade outside World Cup stadiums and criminal investigations are also underway into some websites which have been facilitating the swapping of tickets.

One website which helps fans swap tickets with one another is www.socoza.com.

It said FIFA’s over-regulation of the procedure created a situation where fans were scurrying around and being forced to buy tickets on the black market.

Its legal counsel, Joel Shoot, said, ”Unfortunately, FIFA are acting like the judge and the jury here and they aren’t prepared to be open to any new possibilities to alleviate the problem of seats which have been paid for but whose fans are not attending.”

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