Football fans risk of paying inflated prices for World Cup tickets may not be valid if they use the secondary ticketing sites, Which? has warned.
The consumer group found tickets for the England vs Tunisia game prices as high as £11,237.
FIFA has warned it has the right to cancel any ticket purchased to a person not authorized ticketing website.
In March Of That? five of them, the ticketing websites, including Stubhub and Ticombo who have been selling tickets for the World Cup.
Stubhub these tickets that had appeared on its UK website, due to a “technical error” and there was no World Cup tickets currently available.
“StubHub is fully compliant with the applicable laws. Therefore, we do not allow the resale of tickets of the World Cup on Stubhub.co.uk,” a spokesperson said.
However, Ticombo said that it was not the transgression of the law by way of an exchange of notes, and neither the fans.
“If FIFA has a problem with the fans that want to sell their ticket to a third party, he has a problem, not with Ticombo, but with the free market itself,” he said.
2018 FIFA World Cup starts at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on June 14. The final round of ticket sales by FIFA begins on April 18.
More details can be found on its website.
FIFA said that the strict admission controls will be made on the notes during the tournament and the fans will need to have a special identification document to be able to enter in the stadiums.
That? urges fans to only buy tickets from authorized dealers.
“Football fans should be aware that if they buy a World Cup ticket from an unofficial source, they can pay inflated prices and potentially not get into the game at all,” said Alex Neill?.
“If you don’t want to risk watching the World Cup from the sidelines, you should only buy the FIFA’s official resale website,” he advised.