Three persons arrested for illegal sale of World Cup ticket - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, November 14, 2022

Three persons arrested for illegal sale of World Cup ticket

Qatar has announced the arrests of three persons for illegally selling the 2022 World Cup ticket.

The ministry made this disclosure in a statement on Twitter on Monday.

It added that the three foreign men have been detained outside official ticketing centres in Doha.

The interior ministry said, “three people of different nationalities” were arrested and now face criminal proceedings.

However, the ministry did not specify the nationalities of those arrested, but only stated the men were caught “reselling tickets” outside “official outlets.”

It is just six days from the start of the tournament.

Queues form daily outside FIFA’s main ticketing centre in central Doha, with people hoping to purchase sought-after match tickets.

The statement said those arrested could face fines of up to 250,000 riyals ($68,000) for each ticket they were found to have sold.

FIFA and the Qatari government repeatedly warn about fake World Cup merchandise.

Last week, authorities reported the seizure of 144 counterfeit World Cup trophies.

Previously, car number plates illegally using World Cup imagery and counterfeit clothes using official logos have been targeted by authorities.

Last year a factory producing perfume bottles with World Cup branding was raided.


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