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Obese fans to get World Cup tickets
ESPNFC.com, March 5th, 2013 2:53PM

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FIFA announced that obese fans will be offered special tickets at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Brazilian legislation dictates that at least 1% of seats in each stadium are to be made available for people with disabilities, including those classified as obese.

"FIFA is generally following local legislation of the host countries, and is in Brazil guided by the General FIFA World Cup Bill and a separate decree related to obese people," FIFA told the Associated Press. "The number of tickets available for disabled people depends on the infrastructure provisions of each stadium and the distribution between seats."

To qualify for a ticket, fans are required to submit a medical certificate that proves they have a body mass index of 30 or more.

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