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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Interpol halts FIFA funding

Interpol has suspended a 10-year, €20m partnership with FIFA amid ongoing investigations into alleged corruption at world football's governing body.

The international police organisation has announced it will "freeze the use of financial contributions from FIFA" for its Integrity in Sport programme.

Interpol and FIFA created the programme in 2011 to fight match-fixing but Jurgen Stock, secretary general of the world police body, has deemed the current arrangement "inappropriate" at present.

FIFA is currently engulfed in scandal as US and Swiss authorities conduct wide-ranging investigations into alleged corruption.

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