Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
The President of the International football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino faced with serious problems. Earlier, former Vice President of the organization was accused of accepting huge bribes to vote in favor of Russia, who fought for the right to host the 2018 world Cup.
As reports Deutsche Welle, against 50-year-old functionary, has Swiss and Italian citizenship, open criminal proceedings in connection with three secret meetings that he held with the attorney General of Switzerland Michael Lauber in 2016-2017.
Note that Infantino was replaced as President of FIFA accused of corruption Joseph Blatter in 2016. Before Gianni had the task to restore the reputation of the organization, and before Michael conducted to investigate fraud. In the end, Infantino, and Lauber hid the fact of secret negotiations before the inspectors who were investigating the corruption in FIFA.
We will remind that in October of 2015 due to allegations of corruption have lost their jobs, the FIFA President Joseph Blatter and UEFA President Frenchman Michel Platini. The reason was the translation Blatter two million Swiss francs from the funds of the International football Federation on account of Platini in 2011. In the end, Blatter was suspended from any football activities for eight years, and Platini — four years.
Infantino may repeat the fate of Blatter (left) and Michel Platini (centre)
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that Michel Platini has avoided prison as part of an investigation on the case about the choice of Qatar to host the 2022 world Cup.