- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) - Brazil congressman and former national team star Romario is blasting a proposed law he says gives FIFA too many powers in the 2014 World Cup.

At issue are commercial rights, how tickets are sold, and the selling of alcohol in stadiums during the Confederations Cup and the World Cup.

Brazilian law forbids alcohol sales in stadiums during matches. It also states that students and senior citizens pay only half price for tickets.

But the proposed law would let FIFA sponsors who sell alcohol do business in stadiums, prohibit wearing of certain items of clothing that sponsors call “ambush marketing, “and give FIFA control over how tickets are sold.

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