View Full Version : FIFA clear CONCACAF President Jack Warner over World Cup Ticketing controversy.

03-17-06, 02:21 PM
Fifa said on Friday that no action would be taken against vice-president Jack Warner over a World Cup ticketing controversy.

Warner is special adviser to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation. Trinidad have qualified for the World Cup for the first time.

Warner invited Fifa to investigate his relationship with Simpaul Travel Service after the Trinidad and Tobago Express newspaper alleged Trinidad's allocation of tickets to the World Cup finals in Germany would be handled solely by the company.

"There were lengthy discussion in the executive committee meeting with interventions from practically every member but the committee was of the opinion that because Jack Warner has sold his shares in the company then there is no more a conflicting situation," Fifa president Sepp Blatter told a news conference.

"It was decided the matter had to be closed."

In February Fifa said its ethics committee concluded that because of his involvement with Simpaul Travel Service in Port-of-Spain, Warner had a conflict of interest over World Cup tickets and "as a result, he has violated FIFA's Code of Ethics".

He could have been expelled from world soccer's ruling body if found guilty by the executive committee.

Warner has been one of president Blatter's closest allies since his appointment to Fifa's executive in 1983.

Trinidad have been drawn with England, Sweden and Paraguay in Group B at the World Cup which begins on June 9.