PSG chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi accused of World Cup bribe by Swiss prosecutor

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    • Swiss attorney general also opens proceedings against Jérôme Valcke
    • Investigation relates to World Cup media rights for 2026 and 2030

    The chairman of high-spending Paris Saint-Germain and the powerful sports broadcaster beIN, both owned by Qatar state funds, has been accused in Switzerland of criminally bribing the former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke to buy TV rights to World Cup tournaments. Nasser al-Khelaifi, one of the most powerful figures in European and world football because of PSG’s and beIN’s Qatari backing and Fifa’s controversial vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, was named as the subject of a criminal proceeding by the Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) on Thursday.

    In an announcement that revealed a new dimension to the corruption scandals and criminal investigations that have engulfed football’s world governing body since 2015, Khelaifi was accused of bribing Valcke in connection with the award of TV rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. beIN Sports has bought from Fifa the rights to broadcast those tournaments to countries in the Middle East and north Africa.

    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...-nasser-al-khelaifi-accused-world-cup-bribery
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    Hullyback Banned

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    I'm shocked! Surely this can't be true? PSG AND Qatar both accused of skullduggery. With their reputations of being the bastions of fair play :)
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    Swiss attorney general involved in a serious car crash sooner or later then
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    The title is misleading, it's the "BEINSPORTS chairman accused of" :wenger:
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    The USA are behind the scenes and want to organize the WC 2022.
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    Lets ban PSG from European competition and let Neymar see out his time in France.
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    What a nice word, thank you.
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    They're the same guy. What's the difference?
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    The main target isn't PSG but the country that will host the WC 2022.
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    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    FIFA's corruption levels are that of a banana republic.
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    Would it make a difference to say Tottenhams Harry Kane or Englands Harry Kane? The guy is connected to PSG, this is a football forum so of course it'll take precedence in a title.
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    You miss the point but it doesn't matter.