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FIFA exec’s son denies scalp claim

AP

The son of FIFA senior vice president Julio Grondona has denied claims he illegally sold a World Cup ticket for profit.

Brazilian police are investigating a ticket scalping operation and have made 11 arrests this week, bringing the issue to public attention.

Humberto Grondona went on Argentine TV channel TyC to deny speculation he had re-sold a ticket at an inflated price, saying he gave a friend the $220 ticket for the Argentina-Switzerland match last Tuesday.

“You think with how much I care about my family name I would do such a stupid thing?” Grondona said in a telephone interview broadcast late Thursday.