Sunday 11 December 2016

FIFA are looking to reclaim millions illegally pocketed by corrupt officials

Phil Blanche

Published 16/03/2016 | 11:38

Sepp Blatter (L) and Michel Platini were both suspended by FIFA
Sepp Blatter (L) and Michel Platini were both suspended by FIFA

FIFA plans to reclaim millions of dollars pocketed illegally by corrupt FIFA members and other football officials.

  • Go To

A US investigation exposed widespread corruption at the top of world football and FIFA estimates that at a minimum tens of millions of dollars were diverted from the sport illegally through bribery, kickbacks and corrupt schemes carried out by the defendants.

FIFA submitted documents on Wednesday to the US authorities in an effort to reclaim tens of millions of dollars taken illegally by corrupt FIFA members and other football officials

Newly-elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a statement: "The defendants diverted this money not just from FIFA but from players, coaches and fans worldwide who benefit from the programmes that FIFA runs to develop and promote football."

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport