Swiss drop case towards former FIFA president Sepp Blatter however one other investigation pending

Consequently, Blatter, who’s presently serving a six-year ban from football-related actions over ethics violations, is not going to be prosecuted for the matter which pertains to promoting TV rights for World Cup tournaments too cheaply.


The 84-year-old Swiss, who led FIFA till 2015, was accused of promoting TV rights to the CFU for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups for $US600,000 ($945,000), seen as far under the market worth on the time.

A spokesman for Blatter mentioned he had not heard something formally however had no motive to doubt the media reviews.

In a second prison case, Blatter is accused of getting organized a cost of two million Swiss francs ($three.24 million) to the then UEFA president Michel Platini in February 2011.

The investigation on this case will not be affected by its intentions to finish the primary case, the OAG mentioned.

Blatter and Platini have maintained they did nothing improper amid what turned a part of the most important corruption scandal to shake world soccer’s ruling physique, leading to quite a few prosecutions and convictions in the US.