The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) has named Swiss firm Match Hospitality AG as its official ticket reseller for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Match, which is the only company authorised by FIFA to offer hospitality packages with tickets to World Cup matches, will be the Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) of Brazil and Russia during the summer event in Japan.

The appointment encompasses both the sale of tickets and ticket-inclusive travel packages on an exclusive basis to all customer groups across Brazil and the Russian Federation.

COB president Paulo Wanderley Teixeira said: “We are sure to have made the right choice for the Brazilian public. During the selection process, we had the privilege of receiving very complete proposals and meeting extremely experienced and professional companies.

“Match Hospitality has excelled in all our selection requirements and we are sure that the company’s arrival in the Olympic movement will be an important milestone for everyone. We will work in cooperation to offer the best services and possibilities of tickets for resident fans in Brazil.”

Jaime Byrom, executive chairman of Match Hospitality AG, added: “We are immensely proud that our company has been nominated as the official ticketing reseller by the Brazilian Olympic Committee for ticket sales programmes for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. This partnership with the COB represents one of the most significant and the history of our company.”

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