World Cup organizers probe how pitch invader received disabled ticket
JUL 02, 2014 3:45p ET
RIO DE JANEIRO --
World Cup organizers are investigating if an Italian man fraudulently received a disabled access ticket before running onto the pitch during the United States-Belgium match.
Mario Ferri ran across the field in Salvador on Tuesday, delaying play for about a minute in the first half.
Brazilian organizing committee spokesman Saint-Clair Milesi says ''we are checking how he had the access.''
Milesi says if Ferri showed false papers at the stadium claiming to have a disability then ''that is even more serious'' than running onto the field.
FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer says official ticketing lists for the match did not include Ferri's name.