20 Jun 2014

Touts arrested selling tickets in FIFA hotel

10:05 am on 20 June 2014

Two suspected touts have been arrested for selling football World Cup tickets inside FIFA's official hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

FIFA's marketing director was staggered at the sight of touts coming to the official FIFA hotel, sitting among FIFA officials and selling tickets without any problem.

The two of them, one a French speaker, were arrested by Brazilian police.

About 50 tickets were confiscated, 10 of which were originally issued to national football associations.