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World Cup fans warned not to buy tickets on Ebay ! - 5/18/2006 7:22:20 PM   
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Soccer fans who missed out on the official World Cup draws will run a big risk if they buy unauthorized tickets via online auction house Ebay, a German official said on Thursday.

For security reasons, tickets for the month-long tournament starting June 9 are personalized with the buyer's name, and are not transferable except under special circumstances. But that has not stopped a lively market from developing on the Internet.

Asked what advice he would give to a prospective Ebay buyer, German soccer chief Theo Zwanziger said: "I would just warn him he's running a risk. He's going to the stadium under a false name... and he runs the risk he will be turned away."

He dismissed a reporter's suggestion that stadium officials would in practice only be able to check a small proportion of fans' identities.

"Why are you so sure? We have a lot of stewards on the spot," Zwanziger said.

"If we have indications, firstly that the security situation is critical, and secondly that people are coming to the stadium without officially issued tickets, there will be intensive checks.

"And then those who don't have official tickets will be spotted, and they'll have paid a lot of money and they'll be sent home. So I'd advise them to spare themselves the frustration."

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RE: World Cup fans warned not to buy tickets on Ebay ! - 5/18/2006 9:37:50 PM   
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thanks for the useful info

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RE: World Cup fans warned not to buy tickets on Ebay ! - 5/19/2006 7:45:45 AM   
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No problem...but tell me...did you really intend to buy those cards through eBay? I wouldnt....but then again...there are some people who surely would....

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