Special seats for obese fans will be on offer for the 2014 World Cup set in Brazil.

The seats will be offered to conform to Brazilian legislation. The World Cup Bill in Brazil requires that at least 1 percent of seats in each stadium are made available for disabled people, a category that includes the obese, wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

This is the interesting part……

FIFA said that to qualify for a ticket, people are required to submit a medical certificate that proves they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

I wonder if they will check your status on the day claiming your “BMI score” is running a tad on the low side. Hopefully a sneakers chocolate bar can top you off so that can remain in your seat!?