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Global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

GENEVA: A former executive who cut a plea deal with US prosecutors told the FIFA trial in New York on Tuesday that media companies including Fox Sports paid bribes to secure television rights to soccer matches. Alejandro Burzaco, the former chairman of an Argentine sports marking company, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies and agreed to pay $21.6 million in restitution. In a US federal court he detailed how his Torneos y Competencias S.A. company for more than a…