FIFA Fires Criminal Complaint At Viagogo Over World Cup

FIFA is escalating its fight against the secondary ticket market, filing a criminal complaint against ticket reseller Viagogo to block it from canada goose outlet reviews selling tickets for the 2018 World Cup. FIFA says its own website is “the only official and legitimate” way to get the tickets and canada goose jacket outlet it’s threatening to cancel tickets bought elsewhere. “FIFA reserves the right to refuse entry to the stadium to any holder of such tickets.”

In the canada goose outlet complaint FIFA filed with the public prosecutor’s office in Geneva, the sports federation accuses Viagogo of unfair competition and canada goose black friday sale canada goose outlet uk sale “opaque and deceptive business conduct.”

The World Cup begins in Moscow on June 14 and the hottest ticket on Viagogo’s site is currently the World Cup final in July. A single ticket for canada goose store that match in the pavilion area at Luzhniki Stadium (capacity: 81,000) was listed for $14,093 on Tuesday morning.

Viagogo is currently selling seats in canada goose factory outlet the main grandstands Canada Goose Outlet canada goose outlet store uk looking down over the canada goose uk shop sideline for around $4,300 canada goose black friday sale during the final nearly four times FIFA’s official $1,100 price. Thousands of other World Cup tickets are also available on the reseller’s site.

On Tuesday, FIFA said it has received complaints about Viagogo from individuals canada goose uk outlet as well as from consumer protection agencies and other groups. As it announced the legal action, FIFA said it was acting in coordination with Europe’s powerful EUFA soccer association.

In January, a German court awarded FIFA a preliminary injunction Canada Goose Online against Viagogo, after the sports federation said the web company was reselling tickets before FIFA had begun to distribute canada goose uk black friday physical tickets to purchasers a process that wasn’t slated to canada goose outlet in usa Canada Goose Parka begin until April.

FIFA has sought to tightly control ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup, fighting what it calls the “illicit sale and distribution of tickets” and saying that canada goose outlet black friday because of special security measures for official canada goose outlet World Cup matches, fans will need to go through official channels before they can enter stadiums.

In another requirement that could throw cold water on the scalping market, people cheap canada goose who want to attend a World Cup match will need not only a ticket, but also a “Fan ID” an official canada goose outlet online identity card with a photo and lanyard that can be used to enter Russia without a visa.

FIFA has sold nearly 2 million tickets for the upcoming World Cup, with the goose outlet canada international market outside of Russia accounting for a little more than half of https://www.kabbalah-arizal.nl the customers, according to its most recent reported figures.

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