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FIFA records close to 3 million ticket sales in less than 33 days to World Cup kick off  

FIFA records close to 3 million ticket sales in less than 33 days to World Cup kick off  

International, Sports
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has recorded a total of 2.89 million ticket sales in less than 33 days to the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar.   According to the world football body, the 2.89 million tickets sold so far were for the 64 matches to be staged in eight different stadia in Qatar.   It said, out of the tickets sold, the highest countries to have purchased the most were United States of America, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, Brazil and Germany.  “The tournament has also achieved record-breaking hospitality ticket sales with 240,000 packages sold 63% of those to international clients,” it further detailed.   The football body aside other preparations made, had also introdu...
FIFA trial: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini cleared of corruption

FIFA trial: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini cleared of corruption

International, Sports
Swiss judges found ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter and French football legend Michel Platini not guilty of corruption charges on Friday.  “My fight is a fight against injustice. I won a first game,” said Platini on his acquittal. Prosecutors acquitted Blatter on charges of unlawfully funneling 2 million Swiss francs ($2.06 million) of FIFA funds to Platini, a former France national team captain and manager in 2011. Blatter headed FIFA for 17 years. Platini hoped to be his successor. The prosecution sought a suspended sentence of one year and eight months for both men. Platini would have also been fined for the original payment plus taxes.  Both were banned initially banned from soccer for eight years over the alleged impropriety, but the ...
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