Updated: Friday, 04 July 2014 01:06 | By Agence France-Presse

FIFA member behind illegal Cup ticket sales -- police

A member of FIFA is the source of illegal World Cup ticket sales, Brazilian police said Thursday.


FIFA member behind illegal Cup ticket sales -- police

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 self-service ticketing machines, taken on April 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - by Yasuyoshi Chiba

Police commissioner Fabio Barucke told reporters that "someone from FIFA" and "an intermediary from Match Hospitality", FIFA's ticket agency, controlled the thousands of tickets involved.

Police made 11 arrests Tuesday of people accused of selling tickets that may have been obtained through a contact at world football's governing body.

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