Sunday 26 March 2017

Fifa paid Sepp Blatter more than €3.3m in 2015

Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter

Fifa says it paid Sepp Blatter US$3.76m (€3.32m) in 2015, and the governing body reported a loss of US$122m (€107.7m) for a year blighted by scandal.

After years of secrecy about presidential pay, Fifa finally revealed Mr Blatter's salary in its latest annual accounts published on Thursday.

Mr Blatter, who was suspended on full pay last October and later banned for unethical conduct, had a base salary of 3 million US dollars (£2m), but received no performance bonus in 2015.

Fifa's loss, it's first since 2002, was expected after failing to sign any new World Cup sponsors.

Despite the corruption crisis, Fifa's total income was 1.152 billion US dollars (£800m) in 2015. Expenses of 1.274 billion US dollars (£884m)included spending 61.5 million US dollars (£42m) on "legal matters".

FIFA's reserves fund fell by 183 million US dollars (£126m) to 1.34 billion US dollars (£925m).

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