first_img“It is important to emphasize that FIFA is also a victim in US criminal proceedings and that senior FIFA officials are in regular contact with the United States Department of Justice. The FIFA Ethics Committee has already established sanctions, including lifetime bans, against those named in this process […]. If criminal acts committed by soccer officials are established, the persons concerned should be subject to criminal penalties. As the respective criminal cases are ongoing, we cannot comment further at this time, “concluded the FIFA note to clarify its position on the investigation by the US Justice.While, Qatar and Russia have denied “irregularities” or unethical attitudes in the processes in which the rights to organize both World Cups were won. The FIFA has reacted during this Tuesday at new accusations of bribes to several former members of the organization by the United States Attorney. The world soccer body has been conciliatory with justice and clarifies that “closely follow the investigations “ and of course that “supports them.”FIFA agrees to cooperate with the United States Attorney who has accused Ricardo Teixeira, Nicolás Leoz, Jack Warner and Rafael Salguero, among others, of accept bribes to choose Russia and Qatar as venues for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, respectively.last_img

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