FIFA won't discipline Warner for alleged ticket sales

December 6, 2006

ZURICH, Switzerland -- The FIFA disciplinary committee recommended no action be taken against vice president Jack Warner over allegations that he illegally sold thousands of tickets during the World Cup.

Marcel Mathier, who headed the committee's examination, said Wednesday there was no evidence that Warner infringed FIFA rules during the tournament in Germany. He recommended that world soccer's governing body express its disapproval of Warner, but said the case should now be closed.

According to British media reports in September, Warner was involved in the sale of thousands of World Cup tickets on the black market, including to 900 England fans.

Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press