FIFA 'looking into' block of empty seats

Updated: June 12, 2010, 12:46 PM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- FIFA is investigating why a section of seats at Soccer City was unoccupied during the World Cup opening match between South Africa and Mexico.

The upper tier section of about 200 seats was filled by tournament volunteers later in Friday's match, which ended 1-1.

FIFA said 84,490 people attended at Soccer City, a record for one of its matches in Africa.

"There was one block that looked empty and our people in ticketing are looking into it," FIFA spokesman Nicolas ...

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