#AceBreakingNews – #FIFA June.12: Interpol has announced it is suspending a €20-million agreement with FIFA in the wake of the massive ongoing investigation into corruption at world football’s governing body.
Interpol and FIFA struck a deal in May 2011, according to which FIFA pledged to contribute €20 million over 10 years to Interpol’s Integrity in Sport programme.This focused on“a global training, education and prevention initiative with a focus on match-fixing as well as irregular and illegal betting,”according to an Interpol statement.
“In light of the current context surrounding FIFA, while INTERPOL is still committed to developing our Integrity in Sport programme, I have decided to suspend the agreement,” said Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock.
The world police body added it will “freeze the use of financial contributions from FIFA.”
“All external partners, whether public or private, must share the fundamental values and principles of the organization, as well as those of the wider law enforcement community,” added Stock.
#AceBreakingNews – June.10: #FIFA has suspended the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup. The football organization is weathering the storm of a widening corruption scandal that touches on previous selections of host countries.
Bidding process for 2026 World Cup postponed in light of current allegations – #Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke http://t.co/JHCYwEd5yK
“Due to the situation, I think it’s nonsense to start any bidding process for the time being. It will be postponed,” FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke told a news conference in the southern Russian city of Samara.