Saturday, 30 July 2011

FAM to investigate fake tickets claim

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has not ruled out the possibility of fake tickets sold during the 2014 Asian Zone World Cup qualifying match between Malaysia and Singapore Thursday night.

The FAM based its assumption after fans who bought tickets were forced to stand and watch the match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil last night.

FAM secretary-general Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad in denying claims that the FAM had printed extra tickets to make a profit said an investigation would be carried out.

"FAM only issued 87,000 tickets in accordance with the capacity of the National Stadium which can accommodate 100,000. Since we control the tickets according to the capacity, a situation whereby fans had to stand and watch the match should not happen," he said today.

Meanwhile, Malaysian fan Mohd Zahir Samsuddin from Bangi said he was disappointed because he had to watch the entire match from a standing position and worst still, could not get a clear view of the proceedings on the field.

 "To buy a ticket was not easy because I had to wait in a long queue but despite going through such hardship, I could not have the satisfaction of watching the match in comfort," he said.

Siti Roziah Yusof from Klang said if claims that fake tickets were sold was true, those responsible for selling such tickets must be punished severely.

"I hope the FAM will take firm action against those who sold fake tickets to make a quick buck," she said.

Malaysia and Singapore played to a 1-1 draw last night but Singapore advanced to the third round on a 6-4 aggregate.

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