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Police manhunt after FIFA partner exec flees arrest

Police manhunt after FIFA partner exec flees arrest

An executive from the World Cup's hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets,..

FIFA Football News

  • Whelan 'a fugitive' - Rio police

    Whelan 'a fugitive' - Rio police

    Police in Rio de Janeiro have declared Ray Whelan, the English director of FIFA's ticket and hospitality partners MATCH, to be "a fugitive" after they attempted to re-arrest him as p..

    10 Jul 2014 - 21:46:58
  • Whelan gives up Cup accreditation

    Whelan gives up Cup accreditation

    The English executive who was arrested as part of a World Cup ticket touting investigation has given up his accreditation for the tournament. Ray Whelan, a director of MATCH S..

    09 Jul 2014 - 21:31:52
  • Whelan has done no wrong - MATCH

    Whelan has done no wrong - MATCH

    FIFA's hospitality partner MATCH insists it has compete faith that director Ray Whelan has not broken any laws after the Englishman was arrested in Brazil as part of an investigation ..

    08 Jul 2014 - 13:01:56

Latest Reader Comments

"We all know football is a business and as such, regardless of how talented the players are individually, or how dedicated the supporters are, the team’s performance is fundamentally influenced by the management. The players and the fans are not responsible for DFC's critical financial position; despite the obvious pressure on them, the punishing circumstances caused by dysfunctional management, etc., the players continued to demonstrate flashes of winning form on the pitch, thus proving their true worth and justifying the fans loyal support. It follows therefore, get the management right and the club will thrive, like any successful business! I just hope the eventual new owners, whether a co-operative of fans and commerce, or a White Knight, have the presence of mind to engage a management team that is every bit as capable as the players (and fans) have demonstrated they can be! It seems to me, given Dundee's iconic history, its international exposure, etc., that the cash injection required to square the current financial position and to successfully build the DFC brand, is a relatively cheap investment opportunity for someone?"

Justin Newman

as the year comes to an end
"i would love as 61 year old life long dee supporter and ball boy in the glory years /1961/63 love the chance to pay homeage to not only the players left from that era but all the great players who helped light up dens away the dee"

Ronald Anderson

georgi nemsadze
"what do genuine dees rekon of your chances of promotion this season as last season i backed u lot all the way only to be dissapointed at the death"

Matty Cook

McAlpine backs Pernis to succeed

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