RIO DE JANEIRO: Two suspected touts have been arrested while selling World Cup tickets inside FIFA’s official hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Thierry Weil, the world federation’s┬ásaid it planned legal action against whoever passed the tickets to them. Concerns over touted tickets had been raised over officials in two national associations and two sponsors.

Weil declined to name the sources.

He said: “For me it is amazing to see touts coming to the official FIFA hotel, sitting in between FIFA people and selling tickets without any problem.”

The two arrests were made by Brazilian police on Tuesday and one of the people was a French speaker, he said.

About 50 tickets were confiscated as a result of the arrests.