England Euro 2020 banknotes listed for £ 10,000 online – but thousands may not be valid
Football fans have been allocated tickets through a lottery system, and those who cannot attend are allowed to sell their seats only for the price they paid.
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Tickets for England’s first knockout match of the Euro 2020 tournament are being sold online for up to Â£ 10,000 through internet touts.
Football fans have been allocated tickets through a lottery system, and those who cannot attend are allowed to sell their seats only at the price they paid through the Uefa app.
They should also sell them only to people they have registered as friends and family.
However, some supporters are reportedly trying to sell their seats at exorbitant prices on secondary ticketing websites.
They then register buyers as friends in the app to transmit the electronic tickets.
It goes beyond UEFA’s resale rules and football fans have been urged to avoid buying tickets on these websites “like the plague”.
Time found a website selling tickets to the England game for Â£ 10,000.
The newspaper claims the resale website had no positive reviews on Trustpilot, and some customers complained that tickets didn’t arrive at all.
Another website advertising seats at Wembley was founded by a man involved in a ticket scandal at the London Olympics.
Sellers on the websites highlighted by the newspaper also failed to indicate face value of tickets, restrictions on their transfer, and seat number – which is required by consumer laws.
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Viagogo and StubHub do not have tickets available for the match.
Adam Webb, Founder of The FanFair Alliance, said, âThere are three facts everyone should know about secondary ticketing websites.
âFirstly, they are usually registered overseas and are specially designed to target UK consumersâ¦ Second, they tend to act in flagrant violation of UK consumer protection laws.
“And third, the tickets on these platforms are mostly listed by large-scale touts, some of whom don’t even own the tickets they sell.”
The Three Lions are due to play Germany in front of 40,000 fans at Wembley on Tuesday, following their 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic this week.
It will be their biggest international game at Wembley since their loss to Germany on penalties in the Euro 96 semi-final.
Due to capacity limitations, the stadium will be less than half full of its capacity of 90,000 people.
The group stage and the last 16 tickets to the matches at Wembley were initially priced at â¬ 50 (Â£ 40) for a Category 3 seat, â¬ 125 (Â£ 105) for Category 2 and â¬ 185 (Â£ 160) for category 1.