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Football: Ticket tout probe opens ahead of quarter-final drama

Published on Jul 3, 2014 8:11 PM
 
A Colombian fan displays his Fifa 2014 World Cup tickets for the match between Colombia and Greece, in Rio de Janeiro on April 18, 2014. As France and Germany prepare to serve up the first dish of a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final menu, a ticket tout inquiry continues on Thursday, July 3, 2014, with Brazil's 2002 title winner Ronaldinho's brother one of those wanted for questioning. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - As France and Germany prepare to serve up the first dish of a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final menu, a ticket tout inquiry continues on Thursday, with Brazil's 2002 title winner Ronaldinho's brother one of those wanted for questioning.

The Brazilian authorities are investigating whether members of the Brazilian, Argentine and Spanish football federations were involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets after police dismantled a scalping gang.

The brother and agent of Ronaldinho, Roberto de Assis Moreira, will be questioned in the case, though he is not under investigation, said Marcos Kac, the Rio de Janeiro prosecutor.

 
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