Follow latest football news, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi and former FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke were charged in connection with the bribery scandal because of the World Cup television rights of 2026 and 2030.
PSG president is charged criminally with bribing FIFA officials
On February 20, the Swiss Supreme Court (OAG) charged PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke as well as an unidentified businessman. The list of allegations related to these characters on four charges: inciting, bribing, abusing rights and revising important documents related to copyright of the World Cup in 2026 and 2030.
Accordingly, Al-Khelaifi has incited acts of inciting and inciting Valcke to commit illegal acts with a giant mansion on the island of Sardinia, Italy worth up to 1.8 million euros. Valcke’s mission is to exercise the authority of Al-Khelaifi’s BeIN Sports to gain the rights to the world’s largest football tournament at the team level. Upon completion, Valcke resigned as FIFA Secretary-General in 2015.
Valcke allegedly violated document management, for failing to report or dishonest accounting interests with FIFA. As FIFA Secretary-General, you must declare, not be enriched illegally. Consequently, Khelaifi and an anonymous businessman were charged with inciting. Not stopping there, the mysterious character of the third party is also preparing to stand trial for the same reason.
According to latest football news, FIFA had originally planned to sue Nasser al-Khelaifi and Jerome Valcke after obtaining steel evidence related to the incident, the result of three years of investigation. However, they suddenly changed their mind because they found a common voice with a “friendly agreement” with both bloody characters at the end of January.
However, it was quite unlucky for Al-Khelaifi and Valcke when the Swiss Supreme Court’s allegations had nothing to do with FIFA. Al-Khelaifi will be punished as the BeIN Sports Director, not the PSG President or UEFA Senior Member. If found guilty during the trial, both will receive a prison term of 1-5 years, subject to paragraph 1 of Article 158 of the Swiss Criminal Law.
Up to now, both Al-Khelaifi and Valcke have strongly denied sin. The Qatari billionaire who runs Paris Saint-Germain even issued a counter-argument to the Swiss Supreme Court, saying they had “no actual or legal basis” to accuse him. FIFA and UEFA also declined to comment on the incident.
Why is PSG still safe, not “breakdown” like Man City?
After a heavy penalty with Man City was issued, many people wondered why PSG, another rich club also spent money like water and the possibility of violating financial fairness laws, was unharmed …
A two-season ban in the European Cup with a € 30 million fine is a heavy blow for Manchester City due to a serious violation of UEFA’s financial fair law (FFP).
This is seen as a deterrent lesson to alert the clubs with a lot of money, without the right investment, but only know how to spend more than the commercial revenue and prizes.
However, in parallel with Man City’s great disaster, many people have wondered why Paris Saint-Germain, another giant who spends money like no inferior country, is not touched?
Recently according to the latest football news of an annual report, PSG has surpassed City to become the club with the world’s leading financial strength. This is the result of a wise investment from Qatar owners, combining rotating trading in the transfer market and tightening spending.
It is undeniable that PSG’s efforts to control the financial situation before the UEFA scrutiny, but in fact, there is more than one objective reason for the club has spent nearly 400 million euros to recruit Neymar and Kylian Mbappe escaped from a similar penalty, even heavier than Man City.
Man City fans and Arab owners can completely treat the penalty from UEFA as a “conspiracy” against them. Be aware that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a member of the UEFA Executive Committee and plays a key role at the beIN media group, one of UEFA’s largest partners.
The FFP investigator had demanded specific penalties for the French giant but the jury did not agree and UEFA, with tremendous influence from the Qatar billionaire, did not enforce this problem the way they did. do with the defending champions of England.
An investigation into FFP violations was targeted at PSG in September 2017. However, the case was delayed indefinitely as well as the reason. In July 2019, the New York Times revealed the impact and those in charge of UEFA’s investigation work “closed their eyes” to the PSG case.
The Portuguese judge, Jose Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues, who is also responsible for the Man City penalty, even issued a report proving that there were errors in applying the law from the investigation. Chief officer, Mr. Yves Leterme.
Meanwhile, the times Man City expressed the opinion that “UEFA’s work process was flawed” and “charged with illegal leaks” were rejected mercilessly.
The incident then “sank” and of course, PSG has not yet received any punishment. The period from when UEFA began its investigation in 2017 has helped the French club prepare and rearrange its financial situation, including the sale of stars to “cover the eyes” of the public.
Man City fans also pointed to a seemingly unrelated “conspiracy theory,” which is UEFA, with the impact from FIFA that respect PSG owners, who also play a host role for the 2022 World Cup. Meanwhile, Man City bosses come from the UAE, which is a country that rivals Qatar.
Finally, Man City should only blame themselves … “bad luck” when the hacker Rui Pinto exposed emails containing the content of sponsorship contracts with virtual value. Meanwhile, PSG did not reveal any specific evidence even though everyone knows how the shady work of the Qatar owners is no different.