British man faces Brazil jail risk
A British executive charged over an alleged World Cup ticket-scalping scheme could be sent back to jail if he returns to Brazil.
Ray Whelan, an executive of Match Services - the hospitality and ticketing partner of football's world governing body FIFA - was arrested on July 14. That was the day after Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final.
Brazil's Supreme Court yesterday overturned a ruling that allowed Whelan to be released in August from a Rio de Janeiro prison.
He subsequently received permission from a lower court to leave Brazil under the condition he returns. He left earlier this month.