Thursday, July 12, 2012

FIFA leaders 'knew millions of pounds had been paid to officials'

Fifa's leaders knew senior officials had been paid millions of pounds in bribes, according to a court document. Former president Joao Havelange and executive committee member Ricardo Teixeira were named on Wednesday as having been paid huge sums by Fifa's former marketing partner ISL.

Neither were disciplined by Fifa. Instead, Fifa paid £1.64m (2.5million Swiss francs) compensation to a Swiss court on the condition criminal proceedings were dropped.

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