Ray Whelan arrives at police station after been arrested in Rio. 7 July 2014
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Fifa partner 'flees arrest' in Rio

The head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality has fled to escape arrest in Rio over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Brazilian police say.

Police chief Fabio Barucke said Ray Whelan was officially considered a fugitive from justice.

On Thursday, a judge accepted an indictment for Mr Whelan - who is British - and 11 others.

Ben Brown reports from Rio de Janeiro.

  • 11 Jul 2014
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