Fifa alert over Rus­sia tickets

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Tickets for the foot­ball World Cup have been il­lic­itly ad­ver­tised for al­most 40 times face value on sec­ondary seller web­sites, ac­cord­ing to a lead­ing con­sumer rights group.

Fans head­ing to Rus­sia risk be­ing de­nied en­try to matches if they show up with passes bought through a third party, Fifa has warned, say­ing it re­tains ex­clu­sive sell­ing rights.

Tickets were on sale in March for as much as £5,618 each across five sep­a­rate sites in­clud­ing StubHub and Ti­combo, ac­cord­ing to Which?.

A pair of premium cat­e­gory one tickets for the Eng­land v Tu­nisia match on June 18 were found listed for be­tween £480 and £11,237 de­spite be­ing ad­ver­tised for £296 on Fifa’s web­site, Which? said.

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