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Fifa warns of fake tickets

Cape Town's Green Point stadium
Fans with fake tickets will be unable to watch World Cup games

Fifa is warning football fans to beware of fake tickets for next year's World Cup in South Africa as it cracks down on fraudulent Internet sales.

In order to prevent forgery, official match tickets will only be printed a few weeks before the tournament kicks off next year.

Fifa have revealed that it is working with international authorities to address the problem.

It praises in particular British efforts to shut down websites selling fake tickets.

Fifa have reiterated that fans who buy fake tickets will not be able to access the stadium on the day of the match.

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