It was good to see FIFA having to back down to the laws of Brazil last week, and agreeing to make tickets for the 2014 World Cup available at half price to citizens aged 65 and over. Brazilian law states that people aged 65 and over are entitled to half price tickets.
FIFA initially refused to move on this issue but the backlash in the Brazilian parliament saw them eventually back down.
However the discounted tickets will not be available to ‘blood donors, students or former players.’
The timing of this is extremely interesting as last week the thorn in FIFA’s side, journalist Andrew Jennings was in Brazil giving evidence to the Senate’s Education, Culture and Sports Committee about FIFA corruption and head of Brazilian football Ricardo Teixeira.