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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 June 2006, 19:23 GMT 20:23 UK
Fifa sacks ticket sale official
Ismail Bhamjee
Bhamjee was a long-standing Fifa executive committee member
A member of Fifa's executive committee has admitted selling World Cup tickets at three times their face value.

Ismail Bhamjee of Botswana has been ordered to leave Germany as soon as possible and resign from all his Fifa World Cup duties.

He signed a statement admitting selling 12 tickets for England's match against Trinidad & Tobago for 300 euros each.

"I am disappointed about the conduct of a member of the executive committee," said Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

"In such a situation, Fifa acts immediately and firmly."

Bhamjee apologised for his actions and in his statement he added: "I deeply regret this incorrect act and apologise to FIFA for violating the relevant terms and conditions governing the sale of tickets for the 2006 FIFA World Cup."


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