Obese Brazilian World Cup fans entitled to 50% ticket discount and wider seats
Overweight World Cup fans will be able to sit in wider-than-average seats at this summer's finals in Brazil.
All of the stadiums hosting World Cup matches are subject to a new Brazilian law requires that at least one percent of their capacity be set aside to seats for fans with disabilities – and that includes obesity.
Brazilian residents who are classified as obese are also entitled to a 50 percent discount on World Cup tickets.
To qualify for a ticket, supporters must submit a medical certificate to prove they have a BMI of 30 or more.