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World Cup bribery case opened against PSG president, Valcke

AP
Published 9:00 a.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017 | Updated 9:22 a.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors have announced a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain.

The investigation concerns alleged bribes offered to former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to award 2026 and 2030 World Cup rights to Qatari-owned BeIN Media Group, the office of Switzerland’s attorney general said on Thursday.

The latest proceeding in a broader Swiss investigation of FIFA is against “Jerome Valcke, the chief executive officer of the BeIN Media Group LLC Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and a businessman in the sports rights sector,” federal prosecutors said.

Valcke was alleged to have received “undue advantages” from the businessman, who was not identified, to award “media rights for certain countries” for four World Cups…

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