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FIFA report details spending of Blatter era

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: A copy of a report seen by AFP into the state of FIFA commissioned by Gianni Infantino after his election as president shines a light on the murky ways of the old regime at world football's governing body. The 98-page "Progress at FIFA - Status Report" gives details of lavish spending, particularly by Sepp Blatter, the former president, and Jerome Valcke, his Secretary General, who had a taste for private jets and unjustified expenses. The report covers the period from 2006 to 2015, the year the…

TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups ‘advantageous’ for FIFA – BeIN

DOHA: The TV broadcasting rights deal agreed for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups, which is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors, was "advantageous for FIFA", a beIN spokesman claimed on Saturday. "The financial conditions were the most advantageous for FIFA," the spokesman told AFP, after it was announced on Thursday that beIN Media chief and PSG chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi was under investigation over the sale of the rights. Although no official figure for the broadcasting contract has been officially announced -- or…