FIFA to provide tickets for obese fans at Confederations Cup
FIFA have revealed that there will be special tickets for obese people at this year's Confederations Cup.
The governing body will allow fans with a Body Mass Index above a certain level to gain entry to seats with more space at the tournament in Russia.
The new category will be priced the same as a standard tickets, with Category One group matches priced at £110, while the final could cost fans up to £199.
FIFA said: "Tickets in all categories – including category 4 tickets, which are reserved exclusively for Russian residents as well as for disabled people, people with limited mobility and obese people – will be made available by FIFA for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, which means that, unlike in the previous sales window, they will be allocated as a real-time transaction to the ticket applicants."
FIFA's website defines obese people as those "with a BMI that is equal to or exceeds 35 kg/m2”. It adds that those wishing to purchase the tickets will need a signed doctor's note stating their BMI.
Supporters from Russia, Germany, Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and Cameroon will all be able to benefit from FIFA's new obese category.