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Match, the company British 'fugitive' Ray Whelan works for, have said they remain 'totally committed' to helping Brazilian police with their investigation into illegal World Cup tickets.
A statement from chief executive Jaime Byrom said: "Notwithstanding our belief that the action taken against Mr Whelan was illegal and baseless.
"Match Services and I personally remain totally committed to assist the authorities or any other jurisdiction in Fifa's fight against illegal ticket sales."
Police first arrested Mr Whelan, a former agent to Sir Bobby Charlton, on Monday after seizing 83 hospitality packages and tickets, a laptop, two mobile phones and 1,300 US dollars.
Match admitted that offering the packages for cash was "highly unusual", but said it was "permitted under the various terms and conditions".
Police in Brazil have declared British Fifa partner Ray Whelan a 'fugitive' after he allegedly fled before they could re-arrest him.
Officers arrived at the Copacabana Palace hotel with an arrest warrant, but Mr Whelan was not there.
Rio police investigator Fabio Barucke told reporters outside the hotel: "He's now considered a fugitive. We have security camera images of him exiting the hotel through a service door."
Mr Whelan from Match Hospitality was arrested in Rio de Janeiro on Monday but was later released on the terms he could not leave the country.
Despite being branded a jinx after Brazil's crushing World Cup semi-final defeat, Sir Mick Jagger has refused to take the blame.
Sir Mick, who was pictured at the Mineirao stadium with his son Lucas, looked on as the host nation was beaten 7-1 by Germany.
But the Rolling Stones frontman told The Sun (£), "I can take the blame for the first German goal ... but not the other six!"
Fans wearing Neymar masks have gathered in Belo Horizonte ahead of Brazil's World Cup semi-final against Germany.
The 22-year-old striker, who scored four goals in Brazil's journey to the semi-finals, was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a fractured vertebrae in the last eight win against Colombia.
Millions of people are expected to watch the match as two of the game's biggest powers go head to head for a place in Sunday's final.
For all the build-up to tonight's semi-final, visit ITV's World Cup site
An English director of Fifa's hospitality partners - Match - who was arrested as part of an investigation into illegal World Cup ticket sales has been released without charge.
Ray Whelan, previously an agent for Sir Bobby Charlton, was arrested yesterday at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro - the hotel used by Fifa officials during the World Cup.
He was detained for questioning after the earlier arrests of 11 people, including Algerian national Lamine Fofana.
Today police let him go but he is still not allowed to leave Brazil.
His lawyer Fernando Fernandes told reporters his arrest was "illegal and absurd".
Match said in a statement that it has complete confidence in Mr Whelan's innocence. "Match have complete faith that the facts will establish that he has not violated any laws," it said.
An English director of Fifa's hospitality partners Match has been arrested in Brazil as part of an investigation into illegal ticket sales.
Ray Whelan, previously an agent for Sir Bobby Charlton, was arrested at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the hotel reserved for senior executives of Fifa.
The arrest came as part of Operation Jules Rimet - an investigation by Brazilian police into ticket touting - which has seen detectives tap phones, arrest 12 people and seize a number of tickets.
A spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro State Security Secretariat confirmed Whelan was in custody and would spend the night in a Rio police station.
Earlier, Match Hospitality announced it had blocked sales to four companies after tickets were seized from touts by Brazilian police.
Pele is among many high-profile football stars including Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Gilberto Silva who have sent their support to Neymar after the Brazil attacker's World Cup was ended by injury.
@neymarjr will be missed badly the rest off the tournament. Get well soon!
Hope Neymar will be fine( concerns) Espero que fique tudo bem com Neymar( preocupante) http://t.co/qA4PQg1Wl4
Fifa's disciplinary committee is to analyse the incident in yesterday's World Cup quarter-final which saw Brazil striker Neymar suffer a broken verterbrae.
Colombia defender Zuniga challenged the Brazil star from behind in the closing stages of the game causing a back injury, which has now ruled out the Barcelona forward out of the tournament.
FIFA head of media Delia Fischer said: "The disciplinary committee is analysing the matter. The spirit of fair play is very important and we want to avoid difficult things on the field of play."
Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto is worried Arjen Robben will try to give Holland an advantage by diving in Saturday night's World Cup quarter-final in Salvador at 9pm.
Earlier in the day at 5pm, Argentina will be hoping Lionel Messi is proves to be the difference, while Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has called on his players to make history to reach their first semi-finals since 1986